Baby giraffe born at Seneca Park Zoo

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Seneca Park Zoo Friday welcomed a baby Masai giraffe!

Monroe County says this is the first Masai giraffe born at Seneca Park Zoo. The calf was born to Iggy and Parker and as of right now, the zoo isn’t sure if the calf is a boy or a girl.

The zoo says it will be closing the Animals of the Savanna building for a few days to give Iggy and her baby time to bond.

General Curator David Hamilton says giraffe births are always high risk, so the next few days are critical for keeping the mom and baby healthy.

The county says it will continue to provide updates on the calf’s health as they become available.