Global Wildlife Center welcomes baby giraffe

FOLSOM, La. - You don't have to go a major zoo in a big city to find a baby giraffe. One was born March 26th at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom.

Nala was about 150 pounds 6 feet tall when she was born.

Nala's mom need a lot of rest after carrying the baby for 15 months, but like most mothers, she's keeping busy staying on guard and watching her baby.

It won't take long for Nala to grow up. In just a couple of weeks, she'll be a foot taller. Female giraffes can grow up to be 15 feet tall, and their legs can be as tall as a human at 6 feet tall.

Global Wildlife Center has over 4,000 animals with 25 to 30 different species, depending on which one flies in for the day. Learn more here.