DES MOINES, Iowa — The Blank Park Zoo welcomed a new addition last week … but she’s anything but little.
Uzuri the giraffe welcomed a female calf on Tuesday, December 6th. The “little” girl came in to the world weighing 136 pounds and standing six feet tall. The zoo has named her “Lizzie” after longtime zoo supporter Elizabeth Kruidenier.
Zoo officials say that Uzuri’s pregnancy was “high risk” but Lizzie was born without complication and without human intervention. Lizzie is currently not on exhibit at the zoo but pictures of her will be updated on the zoo’s social media pages.