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Two giraffes make debut at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 8:46 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two female giraffes, Zawadi and Ruby, arrived in Lincoln on May 11 from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The two additions will give the Lincoln Children’s Zoo a total of six giraffes.

Zawadi’s name meaning “gift” is four-years-old, and was born in Detroit. Ruby is only two-years-old, and is now the youngest giraffe at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

The zoo is now home to five females and one male, which makes Lincoln one of the largest giraffe breeding facilities in the country.

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo also provides an interactive feeding program for children and families in the community. Zoo staff said roughly 127,086 bundles of lettuce have been fed to the giraffe since 2019.

The zoo is no longer requiring reservations upon arrival. For more information on their exhibits and hours, you can visit their website here.

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