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Healthy baby giraffe born at the San Francisco Zoo
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We're getting our first look at the San Francisco zoo's newest resident -- a one-week-old healthy giraffe calf!
She was born on May 22. At birth, the calf was 130 pounds and 5'10" tall. Animal keepers report that the new calf has had positive interaction with the adult giraffe group and "has a lot of spunk."
"We are very excited about this birth," said Jim Nappi, Curator of Hoofstock and Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo. "Giraffes add a special majesty to our multi-species African Savanna exhibit. Their successful breeding means that our Zoo-wide Wellness Initiative is working as it should be; and when the animals are thriving, we are happy."
Mom is 11-year-old Kristin and dad is 11-year-old Floyd. Both are residents at the zoo's giraffe exhibit.
Mom and baby will spend a lot of time bonding in the Osher Family Giraffe Lodge, which is closed to the public until further notice.
For the next few weeks, the calf and mother will have access to the outdoor corral on the north side of the Giraffe Lodge until they are introduced into the African Savanna exhibit.
She doesn't have a name yet. The zoo is still deciding what to call her.
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