At Taronga Western Plains Zoo, an adorable baby giraffe named Shamari is born into the world. The giraffe checks out the adults as he explores this strange new place he is suddenly a part of. Shamari is running off, confident and happy. His momma truly loves him. The baby is so sweet. Shamari is a shining example of how the species can thrive with a bit of help.
The little giraffe is a miracle, as he represents the next generation of the giraffe family. Shamari is standing in the grass, looking all around at his surroundings, in awe of his environment. He can hear the birds, see the trees, and admire the place that is now his home. Momma and baby walk together in the enclosure. There is nothing like seeing a curious newborn experiencing all the sights, sounds, and treasures the world has to offer.
The baby likes to stay close to his two parents. They protect him and keep him safe. The family huddles close together, secure in knowing they have each other. In the next scene, you see a big group of giraffes congregating. They are welcoming this new baby into the herd. They are beautiful and cute with long, elegant necks and adorable flicking tails. Now giraffes are standing together so peacefully and serenely.
The zookeeper shares the official news of the newborn calf, and he is delighted about the prospect of a new generation of giraffes. When the baby was born, he was determined and up and standing within a short time. Shamari means “forceful” in the Swahili language, which describes the calf’s strong-willed nature.