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Baby giraffe born at Los Angeles zoo makes his debut

The Masai calf stands at 6 ft tall and is just 13 days old, but he's already made a big impression

Los Angeles zoo announced Wednesday that a male Masai giraffe was born Oct. 9. The unnamed 130-pound (59-kilogram) baby stands just under 6 feet tall (1.8 metres) and is the firstborn of 4-year-old mother, Zainabu.
He has yet to be named.

Animal keeper Mike Bona says visitors who want to see the calf while he's still relatively small should come while he's still young because he could be nearly 10 feet (3 metres) tall by his first birthday.
Masai giraffes can grow to 17 feet (5.2 meteres) and weigh 2,700 pounds (1,225 kilograms).

The species comes from southern Kenya and northern Tanzania and is the largest of all giraffes.
The last baby giraffe to be born at Los Angeles zoo was back in 2013

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Baby giraffe born at Los Angeles zoo makes his debut обновлено: Ноябрь 3, 2015 автором: L.A.Newsman
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