With all of the horrible things happening in the world over the last eight day, I want to take time out and congratulate the Houston Zoo on its newest female giraffe, Asali (honey in Swahili). She was born to Tyra at 5:15 on March 4, 2011 after two hours of labor. By 6:15, Asali, the first giraffe born in the Houston Zoo's new African Forest, was standing and nursing.
1) Asali was 150 lbs. and 6 foot 6 inches tall when born.
2) Tyra's pregnancy was 14 months.
Enjoy the miracle (but remember it is a REAL birth):