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Florida zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Posted: 11:32 AM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 15:32:22Z

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Officials at a Florida zoo have announced the arrival of a baby giraffe.
  
Brevard Zoo spokeswoman Andrea Hill said in a news release that the giraffe was born Oct. 19 to 18-year-old Johari and 20-year-old Rafiki.
  
She says the newborn weighed in at 158 pounds and was 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall.
  
Hill says the as-yet-unnamed calf will remain with his mother behind the scenes for a few weeks before making a public appearance in the zoo's Expedition Africa exhibit.


She says eight of the zoo's nine giraffe belong to the Masai subspecies, which is native to Tanzania and southern Kenya.

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