How do you weigh a giraffe??

All three of the Zoo’s giraffes were weighed recently.  It’s important to have accurate weights on animals in order to maintain their good health.  The giraffes cross a scale every time they enter or exit their barn; they have been trained to stop on the scale and wait there while Zoo Keepers record their weights.  Currently, female Denver weighs 1800 lbs.  Female Texas weighs 1774 lbs, and male Watoto tips the scales at 1993 lbs.

Keeper Karen rewards the giraffe from a platform above

Keeper Karen rewards the giraffe from a platform above

Denver waits patiently on the scale

Denver waits patiently on the scale