New child giraffe born at Virginia Zoo

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — There’s a brand new Masai giraffe child on the Virginia Zoo!

The male calf was born on Tuesday and is the third calf for his mom, 8-year-old Noelle, and the 14th for his father, 20-year-old Billy. Masai giraffes are at the moment listed as endangered species.

He was 159 kilos and 5 ft 9 inches when he was born, and zookeepers say he seems robust and is nursing effectively. He’s additionally already studying to run.

You possibly can watch the calf and Noelle of their night time barn from the Africa-Okavango delta boardwalk.

There are actually six giraffes complete on the zoo: the calf, Noelle, Billy, 19-year-old Imara and feminine giraffes Kylie and Tiana, who had been born in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Nevertheless Kylie and Tiana are leaving for a brand new dwelling in Florida, the zoo says.

The child doesn’t have a reputation but, however a naming contest is within the works. It’ll introduced on the zoo’s Fb web page.

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