OMG Twin Baby Giraffes and One Is Smiling for the Camera
Twin Reticulated Giraffes, the only living set of twins, were born at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in central Texas. The female and male twins are fascinating quirks of nature because OH MY GOD, THEY ARE BABY GIRAFFES, YOU GUYS!
Okay, everybody, just calm down. The female is named Wasswa and the male is Nakato. Both are doing well in their new environs. They are the 19th and 20th giraffes born at the animal preserve.
Interesting fact: Giraffes are born standing up. Calves fall six feet to the ground and are running within an hour of birth. They spend the first nine to 12 months living off mother's milk and...WHAT, THERE'S VIDEO??? NEVER MIND THE FACTS, LOOK AT THE BABIES!!!
HOLY CUTENESS, BATMAN!
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