Birth of a Giraffe

This week's Cool Nature Video shows one of the most natural events there can be, the birth of a new animal. In the video we'll get a quick run through of the preparation and birth of a new giraffe in captivity. Warning! This video shows an actual birth of a giraffe. Kids, ask your parents before viewing this.

The video was put up on YouTube on December 16, 2006. It shows a scene from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs where viewers witness the birth of a giraffe. A birth is not an unusual thing at all, but it is an unusual thing to witness. The video is mildly graphic. You have been warned.

This video is from PBS. You can find more from this excellent source of nature information at the PBS Nature website.

Nature Center Magazine features cool nature videos from sources around the internet. We always give full credit to the source. Do you know of a cool nature video that you think is worthy of being featured here? Comments are welcome.


  1. birth is always a miraculous thing....even if a little gross at the same time.

  2. A marvellous lesson in, 'If at first you don't succeed...'!


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