Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's Baby Time!





It's baby time at the Houston Zoo.



Baridi

This is Baridi, the newest member of the Giraffe herd.
He was 6' 6" tall at birth and weighted in at 165 pounds.
Baridi means cold in Swahili. He was born on a very cold morning.


Baridi


Duncan

Meet Duncan, the newest member of the Asian Elephant herd.
He was 6 days old when I visited.
He's with his Mom, Shanti.

Camera Critters
Thank you, Misty!

And thank you Eileen at Saturday's Critters.

Wishing YOU well and much joy.


35 comments:

Vee said...

Oh poor baby born on such a cold day. That's no way to welcome a giraffe. This has got to be one of your favorite times for visiting the zoo.

Lynne said...

What a treat to see the young ins' at the zoo.
Six days old . . .
Looks like a great zoo . . .

Debra She Who Seeks said...

All I can say is: Awwwwwwww!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute. i hope they live a good, healthy life.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my!! So sweet. Wishin' we had a zoo like Houston's!!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so adorable and great photos ~ love the elephant too ~ thanks, Happy Weekend ~

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Jeanne said...

I just love these zoo babies. Have you seen though the terrible recent events with one of the zoos killing a young giraffe because it was not appropriate to breed him. Done right in front of people and then fed to the lions. Terrible thing for zoos to do, and apparently not too unusual of a thing. I was horrified. We recently had two baby elephants at the Fort worth zoo too and it has been so much fun watching them. Love your shots!

Bob Bushell said...

I love Giraffes, but I love them while their freedom. Great photos.

Debbie said...

omgoodness, they are soooo cute!! i am not a huge fan of zoos BUT still visit them and enjoy seeing these animals up close. an opportunity we would not otherwise have!!

beautiful images, i really enjoyed them!!

Phil Slade said...

The baby giraffe is just gorgeous, and just look at the proud parents. They know it too.

bailey-road.com said...

What sweet babies. They give the zoo visitors so much enjoyment.

Lynn said...

oh my can you just imagine giving birth to a 6 foot 6 inch baby...your photos are a delight.

Irene said...

They are wonderful.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful babies!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of wildlife.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Awh! and awh, awh! Love those babies!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah so cute! :)

Lina Gustina said...

Welcome to the world, cuties!

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Janet said...

Two of my favorite animals...the giraffe and elephant. What cute babies they have; although I guess at 6'6", 165 lbs. can we really call him a baby!!

Adam Jones said...

Really great to see the new arrivals. The elephant is so cute.

Barb said...

Awww - it must soon be spring by you!

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, I love the babies. The giraffe and the elephants are cool and great critters. Thank you for linking up to my Saturday's Critter party. Have a happy weekend!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It has been a long time since I've been to the zoo Love the photos that you have shared.

Huldra said...

Welcome to the world sweeties :)

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

SCHÖN..da lacht das Herz

LG vom katerchen
http://katerchen.designblog.de

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Snap;
How ADORABLE the baby giraffe and the elephants♡♡♡ I could see the pictures whole day!
And I can see you are a gtreat photographer(^_^)v

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Cezar and Léia said...

The babies are so cute! You got adorable pictures dear Snap!
Léia

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love babies whether they have 2 or 4 legs. Duncan is so cute!

Michelle said...

How cute! I hope they stay healthy!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Cute little guys. I am still pondering the 6'6 inches...my goodness!

Boogle said...

Great photos. Actually, the giraffe's name is Baridi.

bettyl-NZ said...

Newborns are adorable no matter what and this one is no exception!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

The giraffe is so huge and soooooo cute. xox

edenhills said...

Such big babies! and so adorable! I'm looking forward to the kids being born here.

NatureFootstep said...

so wonderful to see. :)