Lee Richardson Zoo is happy to announce the first pregnancy of Juani and Cleo, the new breeding pair of reticulated giraffes.
Juani, the male and future sire, is nine years old and arrived from Indianapolis Zoo in 2011. When he was transferred to Garden City, it was with the intent of contributing to the giraffe population through breeding in the future. Zoo staff worked with AZA’s Giraffe SSP to identify a female that would be a good genetic match for him. Cleo, the five-year-old soon-to-be mom, arrived in 2014 from Jacksonville Zoo.