Rare Twin Giraffes Born; Second Set To Ever Survive

By: Amanda Crum - May 28, 2013

Twin giraffes were born in New Braunfels, Texas earlier this month, only the second set of their kind in the U.S.

The twins are a female, Wasswa, and a male, Nakato. They will be living at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in Texas but will be available for the public to check out. Officials say it’s extremely rare for twin giraffes to be born and survive, which is why they waited to long to announce the births; they wanted to ensure the animals would make it. Usually, twins are stillborn.

“Both Wasswa and Nakato are thriving,” said Tiffany Soechting, an animal specialist at Natural Bridge.

Wasswa reportedly weighed 95 pounds and was 4.5 feet tall when she was born. Nakato weighed 125 pounds and was 5.5 feet tall when he was delivered.

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