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Birth announcement of the first Mauritian giraffe and dromedary babies
04 November 2019
Baby-boom at Casela NatureParks

Double first-ever recorded at Casela NatureParks – a dromedary baby and a giraffe baby were born during the month of October – marking the successful results of the sustained efforts invested by the park for the conservation and acclimatisation, in Mauritius, of species of foreign origin.

October at Casela Nature Parks has been fertile in happy events: its team of zoological keepers who ensured day and night shifts ahead of the expected delivery of the first Mauritian dromedary and giraffe babies have experienced great emotions! As the expression goes: mums and babies – two females, are faring well. Farah, the first born, baby dromedary, can be seen at the park with her mother, Joséphine.

Nyota, baby giraffe – whose Swahili name means « star », was born at 1.30 am on 20th October. She has been named the star with good reason: indeed, her birth on Mauritian grounds is a surge of hope for the conservation of a species acknowledged in danger of becoming extinct and, as such, a highly vulnerable one. Nyota’s birth also attests that Casela NatureParks delivers the assurance of security that is indispensable to the tallest animal of the world to be able to reproduce in captivity.

Nyota, who already measures and weighs 1,70 m and 60 kg, will be exclusively milk-fed during her first month by Mum Mikemba, who is keeping close watch of her. As soon as star baby and mum can be seen, it will be published on the Facebook et Instagram pages of Casela NatureParks.

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