Mogo Wildlife Park celebrates an extra special Australia Day
On Australia Day on the bushfire-ravaged NSW south coast, a special newborn entered the world.
Mogo Wildlife Park was endangered during the 2019-20 bushfires and has since suffered from a lack of visitors, but a baby giraffe could help turn the zoo’s fortunes around.
Zookeeper Chad Staples told Jim Wilson it was a textbook birth, and a group of visitors to the zoo were lucky enough to witness the special moment.
“There was the most amazing audible ‘hooray’ when it eventually dropped to the ground; it was very cool.”
The gender of the baby isn’t yet known, and it hasn’t yet been named, but there’s already a frontrunner – ‘Ozzie’.
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