VIDEO: Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo welcomes new child giraffe calf

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo has a brand new baby – a darling giraffe calf.

The calf was born at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 to a six-year-old giraffe named Julu, who’s a first-time mother. 4-year-old giraffe Demetri sired the calf, his second, in accordance with OKC Zoo workers.

Julu and her new child calf. Picture supplied by Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo.

The yet-to-be named giraffe calf is the second born on the zoo this summer time; the primary, Kioni, was born on June 3 to 21-year-old Ellie.

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Photo goes with storyJulu. Picture supplied by Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo.

The new child calf is an actual whipper-snapper, standing up lower than an hour after she was born, and nursing quickly after.

She weighs roughly 130 kilos and is 5’7″ inches tall. She’s going to bond along with her mom and her mom’s herd mates, zoo workers stated.

“Watching Julu develop from a younger calf to turning into a mom herself has been a rewarding expertise for the Hoofstock group,” stated OKC Zoo’s Curator of Hoofstock and Primates, Tracey Dolphin. “We’re proud to welcome these two calves to our animal household as a part of the Zoo’s dedication to preserving giraffes for generations to return.”

The Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo has had giraffes since 1954. The primary giraffe calf born on the zoo arrived in 1967. The brand new calf is the 58th giraffe born on the zoo.

Julu and Demitri dwell on the zoo with Ellie, herd matriarch and Julu’s mom, the 2 calves and a three-year-old feminine named Mashamba.

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Company might have the possibility to see Julu and her calf within the giraffe habitat throughout the subsequent few days, relying on the climate.

The zoo’s Fb, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok pages will present updates on Julu and her calf.

The OKC Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to five p.m. on a regular basis with the final entry no later than 4 p.m. Advance tickets might be bought at www.okczoo.org/tickets to keep away from entry strains.

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