Mamma Mia! Mum’s day adoption

Meet Mamma Mia, mum to two-week-old Rothschild’s giraffe, Kito, who’s all set to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

mamma_mia_2Ten-year-old Mia gave birth to her 6ft-tall son on February 25 – after an amazing 15-month pregnancy.   The leggy lovely made his public debut at just two days old and mum and babe are fast becoming favourites with visitors to the giraffe paddock.   And to help Mia celebrate in style we’ve put together a special Mother’s Day adoption package for our newest mum.   Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “Mia’s a brilliant mum, she’s really taken to her new role and is very protective of her baby.   “The gestation period for a giraffe is incredibly long, it’s around 460 days which I’m sure all human mums will agree is a very lengthy pregnancy, but she coped throughout and is bonding well with young Kito.”   She added: “Our Mother’s Day adoption package includes an adoption certificate, a personalised photo, gift card and Zoo admission ticket.   “Funds raised via our adoption scheme supports DZG’s vital wildlife education and conservation work.”   Over at the Farm there will be Mother’s Day crafting sessions in the barn for younger visitors.   Adopt Mamma Mia here>