DENVER (CBS4) – Dobby the giraffe has hit a new milestone!
The 9-month-old giraffe now tips the scales at over 500 pounds, the Denver Zoo announced Monday.
That’s quite a big change from his birth weight and size of five-feet-tall and 73 pounds.
Dobby was born on Feb. 28 and instantly became a sensation, like April in New York, receiving attention from around the globe.
He had a bit of a rocky start, unable to stand and nurse from the start, so needed a little extra TLC from zoo staff.
Dobby continued to make gains over the past few months.
At 6 months old he weighed 450 pounds and was 8-feet-tall.
In September, officials announced Dobby would remain at the Denver Zoo with his family.
There was speculation that he could be transferred to another zoo as part of a breeding program.