Local & Regional
12:29 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

New Giraffes are now on Display

Tulsa, OK – Two female giraffes have arrived at the Tulsa Zoo and
are settling into their new home in the zoo's African Savannah.

The first to reach Tulsa was the 4-year-old female from the Dickerson Park Zoo,
"Lexi", and the second female, "Pili", age 2, arrived from the Sedgwick County
Zoo. Both females were born on the same day and recently had their birthdays
on June 17.

The two have been introduced to each other and are already becoming fast
friends. The zoo's male giraffe, "Samburu", is in a separate holding area, but can
interact with his herd mates, in ways such as touching and sniffing. The giraffes
are being closely observed as they each adjust to one another and their new
home.

Lexi is a bit more timid, where Pili, the youngest of the herd, is more curious," said Karen Dunn, Large Mammal Curator, "but when Pili decides to check an area
out, Lexi usually follows.