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KTXS, Abilene Zoo launch Giraffe Safari camera

ABILENE, Texas - With the Abilene Zoo on baby watch, you can now keep an eye on the zoo's most popular attraction.

Thursday, KTXS and the Abilene Zoo launched a live camera at the Giraffe Safari.

Mounted on the feeding deck, the camera allows you to watch the six giraffes as they roam around the $3.8 million exhibit.

The heard is made up of three females and two male: Asha (female), Sunny (female), Punk (female),  Jamie (female), Kito (baby male) and Mesi (male).

Punk is pregnant and expected to give birth between now and November

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(Viewing on app? Click here to see the live giraffe camera.

 

Meet The Herd

Asha
Born: July 17, 1997 at the Tulsa Zoo
Arrived: June 25, 1998
How to Spot Her: She has the shortest tail and a long history of eating from guests’ hands. She is “aunting” little Kito.



Sunny

Born: June 10, 2009 at White Oak Conservation Center, north of Jacksonville, Florida
Arrived: Feb. 29, 2016
How to Spot Her: She has the longest tail of all the females and has darker coloring.


Punk

Born: Nov. 27, 1999 at the Fossil Wildlife Center in Glen Rose
Arrived: May 27, 2003
How to Spot Her: She has a little notch in her left ear and is the heaviest of the females because she’s pregnant.



Jamie
Born: July 23, 2011 at the Dallas Zoo
Arrived: Feb. 29, 2016
How to Spot Her: Her face is darker and her spots are highly contrasted with bright white outlines.

Kito
Born: Dec. 27, 2015 at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose
Arrived: Jan. 20, 2016
His name was chosen in a public naming contest and means “precious gem” in Swahili.
How to Spot Him: At almost 7 feet tall and roughly 250 pounds, he’s the smallest of the giraffes for now.


Mesi
Born: March 4, 2005 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Arrived: Oct. 7, 2014
How to Spot Him: He’s the tallest of the herd, and his coloring is much darker. He also loves to eat from the feeding deck.

If you want to see the giraffes in person, admission is:
$7.00 for Adults
$6.00 for Seniors (ages 60+)
$4.50 for children (ages 3-12)
Children under 3 free

The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

During the summer, the zoo is open until 9 p.m. every Thursday for Sunset Safari. The giraffes are on exhibit until 8 p.m.


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