The Houston Zoo has a new (very tall) baby boy!

It’s a boy!!  Congratulations to the Houston Zoo family (disclosure: a Schipul client) on their latest arrival:  a brand new Masai giraffe!

Early Friday morning, January 30 the Houston Zoo welcomed the birth of a bouncing baby boy Masai giraffe. “He was born around 6:30 a.m. and by 7:50 a.m. he was standing on his own,” Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animal.  The average male giraffe can reach a height of about 17 feet tall and can weight up to 3,000 pounds.  The average female giraffe can reach a height of 15 feet tall.  The average gestation period for Masai giraffes is 14 months.