Ungulates Need Love Too
Diverse group of large mammals that have hooves.
The giraffe herd at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has grown, after two female giraffe calves were born in the Park’s large field habitats this month. Two-week-old Tamaza was born in the Southern Africa habitat’s boma (or barn) to mom Gasira. And less than a week earlier, another giraffe calf—not yet named—was born in the East Africa habitat to mom Acacia.
Klipspringers have unique hooves that are just right for life on the rocks. These unusual ungulates can climb to places where their predators can’t follow. Their Afrikaans name comes from Dutch words: klip (cliff) and springen (to leap, bound, or spring). Rock on little dude!