Bali-born baby giraffe is named Corona

The world hasn’t had much to be happy about since the COVID-19 pandemic rolled in. But every now and then, we do get some good news – whether it’s about acts of community care or innovation – that reminds us not to abandon all hope.

News about cute baby animals is bound to warm even the coldest hearts. Bali Safari Park has recently announced the birth of an adorable baby giraffe, and guess what her name is. 


Bali Safari Park welcomes Baby Corona

Newborn baby giraffe named Corona at Bali Safari Park copy
Image adapted from: @balisafari

Baby Corona, a healthy female giraffe, was born on 9th April 2020. Her mother, Sophie, had received the care she needed to make sure that she’d be able to give birth safely. 

This cute baby giraffe was named by Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry. According to a post on the wildlife park’s official Instagram page, the name “Corona” was given to the newborn in order to remind us of the resilience that still blossoms amid the global pandemic.

The Instagram post also noted that once the park reopens, visitors will be able to meet young Corona.

See the lovely zoo animals from home

Video credit: Bali Safari Park

Until the Bali Safari Park can open its gates again, it offers live streaming on social media every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 2PM Central Indonesian Time (WITA).

Bali Safari Park Facebook Live
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You can see the park’s saltwater crocodile, zebras, tapirs, and many more via Facebook Live. The schedule will continue into the month of June, so be sure to tune in.

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You can also check the highlights on the park’s Instagram page for its Instagram Live schedule if you don’t use Facebook.

As much as you want to meet the animals, stay home for now

While you might want to see Baby Corona and the other cute animals in person as soon as possible, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

For now, stay at home and go on Facebook or Instagram to see how the animals are doing. You can also go to Bali Safari Park’s website to learn more about conservation and the wildlife there. 

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Cover image adapted from: @balisafari

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