Windfall the Giraffe Finds a Residence in Windfall

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Described as “daring” and “sassy,” the twenty-month-old giraffe calf is the most recent addition to the Roger Williams Park Zoo household in Windfall.

Courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo

A brand new resident has joined the Roger Williams Park Zoo [RWPZ] household and she or he’s already becoming proper in because of her very becoming title. Whether or not by destiny or pure coincidence, the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina named the twenty-month-old giraffe ‘Windfall’—which suggests divine steerage or care—lengthy earlier than they knew she can be shifting to Rhode Island’s capital metropolis. RWPZ was chosen for her new residence as part of a breeding advice primarily based on the Species Survival Plan for Masai giraffes, a significant initiative created by the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums. The SSP assigns sure animals from a specific species to different potential mates at zoos throughout the US and abroad. The method helps make sure that populations of endangered species stay each genetically numerous and biologically sound. Over the previous thirty years, the Worldwide Union for Conservation estimates that the Masai Giraffe inhabitants has declined by 49–51 %, with solely about 35,000 left on the earth.

Enter Windfall. The candy calf will hopefully play a component in serving to to proceed her stunning species’ line.

“She’s a courageous, daring, sassy little lady,” says Amy Roberts, deputy director of animal applications at RWPZ. “She got here proper as much as us on her first day to eat her grain from a bucket. She needs to play with our different feminine giraffe, however they’re nonetheless attending to know one another.”

So, subsequent time you’re within the space, take into consideration serving to a lady out by stopping by and giving Windfall a heat welcome to the Windfall zoo and group. 1000 Elmwood Ave., Windfall, 785-3510, rwpzoo.org

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