Dobby the giraffe is staying in Denver! Zoo makes announcement in adorable video

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 16:26:48-04

DENVER — Zookeepers were excited to announce on Thursday that Dobby, the popular giraffe born at the Denver Zoo just six months ago, will be staying in the Mile High City.

Dobby, now 405 pounds and about 8-feet-tall, will remain in the zoo's care to grow to adulthood with his mother and father, and another young giraffe he has befriended.

"In other words, come watch me grow as big as my dad!" zookeepers wrote in an adorable video used to make the announcement. 

Dobby can be found frolicking around the giraffe enclosure not far from his mother Kipele and his father Dikembe.