Have you met Rocket?
Zoo’s new Reticulated Giraffe is here to stay.
Have you meet him yet?
Members and FB fans of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo first met our 2 year old, 12 foot tall giraffe named “Rocket” during a special fundraiser late summer, 2011. Rocket is very comfortable around humans, especially if they are bringing him some bamboo to eat, his favorite treat. Thanks to our Members and FB fans of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo were able to raise enough, so that Rocket the Giraffe now has a permanent home here. So what are you waiting for…?
Did you know?
- Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world with adults standing as much as 19ft tall.
- In the wild, giraffes feeds mainly on Acacia and Combretum trees, but here his favorite treat is bamboo.
- Giraffes are native to only Africa.
- Giraffes can live up to 25 years.
- A giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long.
Photos courtesy of Kelly Hahn Photography and Morag Reid