Family Travel 2011

Megan Sexton

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Hello Calvin, welcome to Riverbanks!

Posted 8/28/2011 4:50:00 PM

It's hard not to say “awwww” when you see the baby giraffes at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.

The latest giraffe -- Calvin -- was born July 27 to proud mom Krissy and dad Charlie. He weighed in at a whopping 134 pounds. Another baby giraffe, Lennard, was born at Riverbanks July 11. The two are now hanging out with the rest of the eight-member herd of giraffes in the zoo's two-acre African Savanna exhibit.

These were the fifth and sixth giraffe births at the zoo since February 2009.