Texas zoo captures incredibly rare moment of giraffe calf vocalizing

What sound does a giraffe make?

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Zoo is celebrating an incredible catch — a young giraffe calf vocalizing.

The occurrence is incredibly rare, with most people having never heard a giraffe make noise.

Time published an article in 2015 reporting that it was previously believed giraffes may make sounds that are impossible for humans to hear, similar to elephants.

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Abilene Zoo has more than one reason to celebrate because they now have a tower of giraffes, which is a group of at least 10.

Listen to the giraffe vocalize below:

Talking Giraffe

Check out this rare occurrence of our newest giraffe calf vocalizing. Vocalizations such as this one are incredibly rare for our staff who have over 60 years of combined experience working with giraffes. The newest member of our herd is continuing to bond with her mother and nurse. We are always thankful for your kind words and support as our herd has tripled in size within the last two years. Twigga Terrace is now home to a tower of giraffe meaning that we have a group of at least 10!

Posted by Abilene Zoo on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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