www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Kansas' region projected to see highest Labor Day weekend travel since 2008 -8/27/2014, 4:48 PM

Judge Henderson won't contest findings of panel recommending censure -8/27/2014, 4:48 PM

Small plane crashes next to El Dorado airport with no injuries -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Highway Patrol issues nearly 150 texting warnings and citations -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Groups seeking healthier food donations for needy Kansans -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Consulting attorney for Hobby Lobby to speak at Newman about Supreme Court decision -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Topeka Zoo has new giraffe

Published on -10/24/2013, 11:32 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Topeka Zoo has a new male giraffe the zoo hopes will breed with one its other giraffes.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://is.gd/fnGnf0 ) the new giraffe, Sergeant Peppers, was brought in Wednesday. He was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo, where spokeswoman Tara Henson says he was somewhat cautious but very popular with visitors.

Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says Sergeant Peppers will live with the zoo's three other giraffes: a 29-year-old female named "Dolly," a 23-year-old male named "Jesse" and a 3-year-old female named "Hope."

Zoo officials hope Sergeant Peppers and Hope will breed as part of a pairing recommended by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' giraffe population management group. Male and female giraffes begin breeding at age 2.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos