(STORYFUL) - The Memphis Zoo on Monday, April 10, announced the birth of a baby boy giraffe, Bogey. He was born on April 3 while his mother, Akili, was on exhibit. He was named after Steve Bogarty, a long-time Memphis zookeeper who recently died.
The zoo’s animal caretakers stepped in to hand-rear Bogey after Akili did not provide maternal care. Zoo officials said the behavior was relatively common for a first-time giraffe mother.
The zoo’s giraffe herd is at eight. No giraffes were born from 1996-2006, but one calf has been born every year since then.
PHOTOS: Memphis Zoo via Storyful