Episode #6

Caring for a giraffe herd is a tall order, literally. Standing more than 14 feet, the world’s tallest land mammals are some of the most unique and fascinating herd animals on the planet. The Maryland Zoo’s Giraffe Area Manager, Erin Cantwell, brings the conversation down to our own eye level revealing everything you’ve ever wanted to know about these amazing ungulates (and maybe some things you didn’t). Learn what it’s like to care for such well adapted creatures and discover more about the future of the giraffe herd at the Zoo, including the effort to breed and care for a new generation of giraffe.

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Off Exhibit is a podcast featuring in-depth discussions with animal professionals and wildlife experts from behind-the-scenes at the Maryland Zoo. Subscribe via iTunes, Android, or RSS. New episodes uploaded on Wednesdays.