Giraffes are truly fascinating animals! With their uniquely long necks and legs, they are capable of reaching places (like tops of trees) that few other animals dare venture! This baby giraffe trying to take his first steps with his faithful father by his side is giving us everything we didn't know we needed on this rainy day!
According to The Wilds: "The calf's father, Raha, was born at the Los Angeles Zoo in April 2006, and the calf's mother, Lulu, was born at Cincinnati Zoo in October 2012. This calf is Lulu's first calf…Calves are born after a gestation period of approximately 15 months. The mother gives birth standing up, and within a few hours of birth, calves can stand and run on their own. Male giraffes can grow to be 18 feet tall at their horn tips and weigh between 1,800 and 4,300 lbs. Females are between 13 and 15 feet tall and weigh between 1,200 and 2,600 lbs. Giraffes are the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and are the largest ruminants. Their native ranges are savannas, grasslands or open woodlands in central and southern African countries."