Dobby the Giraffe Turns One-Year-Old at Denver Zoo [PICTURES]
Denver Zoo threw a party for Dobby the Giraffe on Wednesday. He is one year old. He was born February 28, 2017. My wife, Jenny, and I had the chance to see him when he was only 2 months old.
Dobby was just five-feet-tall and 73 pounds when he was born, which is relatively small. Giraffe calves are usually 6-feet-tall and 150 pounds.
- At 6 months old he weighed 450 pounds and was 8-feet-tall.
- At 9 months he reached 500 pounds.
- He’s now 10 times his birth weight at 757 pounds.
- He won’t be fully grown until he’s 3.
Jenny took these photos in late April of 2017.
Here is the post about Dobby's birthday on the Denver Zoo Facebook from Good Morning America: