Wendy Perkins, Staff Writer

From Milk to Solids for Young Giraffe

From Milk to Solids for Young Giraffe

September 17th, 2014

Elise Newman

Leroy, a Uganda giraffe, was born in a maternity corral on January 8, 2014. At two weeks old, Safari Park veterinarians determined that Leroy suffered from a severe bacterial infection that they treated with antibiotics and IV fluids, making nursing impossible. His human keepers became his surrogate parents and bottle-fed him three to five times a day.

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