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Maggie enters the African Veldt at Oakland Zoo for the first time. A baby reticulated giraffe was born January 12, 2012 at approximately 6:30am behind-the-scenes at the Oakland Zoo. Weighing in at eighty pounds and seventy-two inches, the healthy baby girl named "Maggie" was born to Twiga (Mom) and Mabusu (Dad). This is the first female giraffe born at the Zoo in nearly a decade. On Thursday, February 2, 2012 Maggie makes her grand debut to the public.
( Photo / Nancy Filippi)