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Monday, September 30, 2013

Como's new baby giraffe

Como Zoo has a brand new baby giraffe! This little girl was born on September 1st to mother Clover and father Skeeter. The yet-to-be-named calf began her life standing 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 130 pounds. By the keepers’ best estimates, she has already grown 2 inches and gained 10 pounds.
It took more than an hour of coaxing from her mother, Clover, but the baby giraffe stepped out from her bedroom and into the outdoor yard for the first time to the cheers of visitors and zoo staff on September 8. With her mother always near, the baby giraffe is busy running and exploring all corners of her home.
She is the fifth calf born to mom, Clover, and the seventeenth giraffe birth at Como in the last 20 years. Como’s current herd consists of Clover, Daisy, Skeeter (father) and the yet-to-be-named female.

The calf and her mother are now on display regularly depending on the weather.


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