A giraffe without spots at a Tennessee zoo may be plain, but she’s definitely not ordinary.
The female reticulated giraffe was born July 31 at the family-owned Brights Zoo in Limestone, a rural community in northeastern Tennessee.
David Bright, one of the zoo’s owners, said the plain brown animal is a rarity: The spots serve as camouflage for giraffes in the wild.
The yet-unnamed baby is healthy and on display at the 103-acre zoo along with her mother, he said.
The zoo posted about the giraffe on its Facebook page.
“We generally do not post really any babies in the zoo but with this being such a unique situation, we knew that it would bring a lot of attention to giraffes, which would help us point people in the right direction of ‘hey, here’s how you can help giraffes in the wild,’” he said.