uMAX is delighted to be the corporate sponsor of MAX – the newest baby giraffe to join the Mukuvusi Woodland's herd. MAX was born on the 18th November 2011.
I'm MAXine and I'm a real giraffe. I was born on 18 November 2011 at Mukuvisi Woodlands. When I was born I weighed 150 kgs, and already had 2 inch horns! Yes giraffes are the only animals to be born with horns already developed.
At 17 months, I have grown so much, now weighing over 300kgs. I am also much taller at 2.7m (though I still have quite some way to go before I hit 4.5m when I grow up). Because I am no longer as little and shy as I used to be, I am now fed at the same time as the other animals. My parents still help me with the very high branches by pulling them down for me, but soon I will be able to do that on my own. My tongue is an asset as it is 15cm long.
It’s great having everyone look after me. The uMAX Team, who are utterly in love with me, are buying me extra food, which is given to me during feeding times. They are also helping out with my vet bills.
Luckily for me I have fantastic human friends at Mukuvisi Woodlands who really take good care of me. I love it there as it’s safe, but I’ve still got lots of room and freedom to roam and just be a youngster.
Why don’t you come and visit me, I’m no longer as shy as I used to be so you’ll definitely get to take MAXcellent photos of me!