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New Arrival: One BIG Zoo Baby Born

Baby giraffe born at Gulf Breeze ZooGulf Breeze Zoo is excited to announce a very BIG birth this Spring, a new baby giraffe!  Gabby, a 13 year old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to the 5’ 8” male calf early in the morning on March 27th.  Zookeepers had been monitoring Gabby closely for several months before she gave birth and are delighted that both mom and baby are healthy.


Zoo receives a new, feathery bundle of joy

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 17:14 PM.

For the first time at Gulf Breeze Zoo, a pair of spectacled owls have a chick. 

The owlet is 5 weeks old and very healthy, according to the zoo.

Spectacled owls are from Central and South America and live primarily in dense forests. Females lay 1 to 2 eggs and incubate them for roughly 5 weeks before hatching.

Both parents will care for the owlet, taking turns feeding and protecting the nest. The young owlet will be dependent on its parents for almost 1 year.



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