Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Very Tiny and Very Tall Babies


The Very Tiny

Somekitty in the backyard had some sweet tiny kittens.....



Born April 12

Just three, thank goodness! But Mouse's middle looked like she had swallowed a soccer ball so three really surprised me. From what I can see, they are solid colors -- one grey, one golden and one black. 





Mama Mouse

She made a little nest behind a board that was leaning against the shed. Another surprise -- I would have thought it would be under the shed which is their go to place when confronted by us humans. Yet, maybe that was the reason she chose another place -- too much activity under the shed!

Aren't they the cutest?



The Very Tall




Katie, one of the giraffes at the Dallas Zoo had her calf on Friday, April 10. After 15 months. Fifteen months! Can you imagine? But I guess it takes a while to grow a 6 foot tall baby! It's a girl -- a petite 5 feet, 10 inches and 139 pounds! No name yet -- the zookeepers have chosen three and fans can vote on them. 


Giraffe photos courteous of Dallas Zoo

This was a collaboration between the Dallas Zoo and Animal Planet. Animal Planet set eight different cameras in the special maternity pen where Katie was, and the birth was broadcast live! Oh what an amazing birth!

There are twelve giraffes at the zoo and just about all of them were hanging over the fences checking out the new babe! Apparently, they are very curious animals! 

The cameras are still rolling, so if you'd like to take a look, check out the live cam hereSometimes you'll see an empty pen when Katie and and babe are with the vets, so be patient! If you'd like to see the birth scroll down a bit and click where it says "Watch the video highlights" in green (or links from across the top of the page).


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22 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

What cute little kittens!
and the baby giraffe! 9 months seems long, but 15 whole months! yikes!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love the babies! We have bumper crop of calves and colts out here and I am in heaven watching them run around their mommas...

Duni said...

Mama kitty must be so proud of her little ones. Three different colours - how cute is that!!!
And I adore the baby giraffe. I can see her Mom does too :)

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful post ~ love the teeny, tiny kittens and Mama photos ~ the giraffes photos are adorable also!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

LanasArtStudio said...

Oh how funny, I actually saw life on TV from zoo translation.... it took awhile for baby to stand up! It was so fun to watch it and also to see how other giraffes was to curious about all process! Love it! Kudos to mama!!!

2justByou said...

Aaaawww...The kitties are so small and cute. I'm allergic to cats, but I still love them.

I'd love to see a baby giraffe sometime. That would be awesome.

Jim said...

The kittens are very cute, Mama looks a little hectic. Maybe she's worried about the rain coming today. Are kittens water proof? Big cats are though they'd rather not get wet.

Thanks for the zoo's giraffe link, I will save it. Is your zoo free? Five years of London, all the zoos are free. You can see the boats and the zoo (really nice, it was close to where our kids lived before they came home this summer). Our Houston was free for a long time but now only Holidays and Thursdays are free.
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Memories for Life said...

They're all so adorable! Baby kittens are the cutest. And that "little" giraffe is such a doll :)

Kc W said...

Those kittens are precious but the baby giraffe - oh my! They showed a clip on the news of the baby trying and finally succeeding at standing up but they didn't show the birth. I will try and catch it on Animal Planet.

Dominique Goh said...

Love the pictures of the kittens and giraffes :)

Annesphamily said...

My cousin watched the birth of Katie's baby giraffe on a live feed. So precious. Did you know there are no two spots alike on each giraffe? Love, love love those tiny kittens. A pretty array of color too. I wish them well. A terrific and happy share today. Have a great weekend.

The Art Bug said...

Soooo cute!
The kittens are so tiny:)
We saw a baby giraffe once in an animal park! Adorable!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Aaaaaah! Kittens! We've never had a cat, but our neighbor's cat had kittens when I was in high school and they were just the cutest little fluffballs.

I had no idea baby giraffes were already so big! Sheesh!

Eden House News and views said...

oh my what babies, I would certainly home the ginger one shame I live in the UK

pasqueflower said...

Awww! I'm on CUTENESS overload!! The kitties are SO cute, but so is that adorable little giraffe!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The live cam is awesome! Thanks for the link! And I love the pics...I bet they've grown a lot by now! Hugs, Diane

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, the kittens are adorable.. And I love the giraffes.. The giraffes must grow really fast.. Great photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet kittens. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Isn't that baby Giraffe gorgeous as well as the kittens.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very sweet baby animals, Sarah Beth.
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Marie C said...

New life...I love this! The kittens are precious! And the baby giraffe! Wow! I have to check out some of the giraffe-cam pics now!

Abby / Linda said...

Love giraffes! These pics are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I never get out to the zoo--I should!

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