Look At Perth's Newest Zoo Baby

First baby giraffe in 12 years

Look At Perth's Newest Zoo Baby Image supplied: Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo's newest member has arrived, and she's all legs!

Kitoto gave birth to the zoo's first baby giraffe in 12 years at 5.30pm yesterday.

The Zoo said despite being a first time mother, Kitoto did an amazing job as her labour was textbook, and her mothering instincts kicked in instantly.

Staff assisted the calf to stand about one hour after birth and the team have been monitoring the herd closely.

At first the little female will be given plenty of privacy to bond with her mum and the rest of the herd, but keepers will start slowly introducing them to the exhibit in the coming days when everyone will be able to see her.