A new resident of the Fort Worth Zoo has a big heart and it's on her neck. The giraffe born Jan. 11 has drawn attention, with Saturday being Valentine's Day, for a particular marking.
Zoo spokeswoman Alexis Wilson said Wednesday that the animal, which has yet to be named, has a prominent heart shaped-spot on her lower neck. Officials weren't aware of the spot until recent images by a zoo photographer showed the marking.
Wilson says the giraffe at birth was 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighed 132 pounds. Wilson says the young giraffe went on public exhibit last week, is doing well and starting to venture farther away from her mother in the yard.
The Fort Worth Zoo now has seven giraffes.
Watch the new giraffe in action -- here's video from the Fort Worth Zoo:
And here's another video from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
We don’t know where you’re running around this weekend, but with this weather, our girl is out stretching her legs! pic.twitter.com/dOg5no0umb
— Fort Worth Zoo (@FortWorthZoo) February 7, 2015
It’s no tall tale, a new baby has arrived at the Zoo! Come say “what’s up” to the newest member of our herd! pic.twitter.com/vPoCihvWn6
— Fort Worth Zoo (@FortWorthZoo) February 8, 2015
Photo credit: Fort Worth Zoo/Facebook