The birth of a baby giraffe in Sao Paulo has sparked an international debate over the ethics of putting babies to sleep in a public park.
The baby was born on Friday and has now been given the name Baby Giraffe in honour of the Brazilian giraffe.
“Baby Giraffe was born at our office in the park and it is very happy to have its name on its birth certificate,” Maria Lobo, the mother of the giraffe told AFP news agency.
“I think it is a beautiful and interesting story.
The baby is a giraffe and it was born here.”
A Brazilian newspaper, La Razón, reported the baby giraffes name as a tribute to the “little giraffe”.
“The baby is named after the baby girl in the story and it means that it is also a girl, said the paper.”
Giraffe is the only animal that has a penis.
“Baby Giraffes father was born to a giraffe mother in the same park where the baby was found.
The paper reported that the giraffs father was named Luiz Paulo, meaning “Little Rio” in Portuguese.
Giraffes are widely known for their short stature and short necks, and many are seen in parks as a symbol of hope for the future.”
We love the girafauna and we are very grateful to have this baby,” Lobo told AFP.”
This baby will be happy and will have a good future.
I am so happy to give it a name.””
It is a nice name and I think it was an appropriate name for the baby.
“Baby giraffas birth at São José do Campo de São Carlos in S.P.R. (AP Photo)A number of animals, including goats, don’t have a name, and giraffis are not considered “animals” by the Brazilian government.”
It was not a question of naming the girass, because there was no such thing as giraffa in Brazil,” Lodo told AFP, adding that the baby would likely be adopted into the family of a girafoise in the future, possibly into a zoos or circus.
Lobo said the baby had been in the family since he was about two years old.”
There is a history of animals being born at the zoo.
I had no idea it would be a baby.
“The giraffi is a very special animal.
It has special powers,” she said.”
All these animals have been born at S.S.C. [Sao Carlos SPCA].”