Toronto Zoo welcomes new child giraffe

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On Thursday morning, a wholesome Masai giraffe was born to mom Mstari. The calf was standing by itself lengthy and barely shaky legs an hour later.

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Feb 25, 2022  •  February 25, 2022  •  1 minute learn  •  Be a part of the dialog A Masai giraffe calf born on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Toronto Zoo. A Masai giraffe calf born on Thursday, February 24, 2022 on the Toronto Zoo. Picture by Toronto Zoo /Instagram

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The Toronto Zoo has a brand new child — and it already stands about six-feet tall.

On Thursday morning, a wholesome Masai giraffe was born to mom Mstari. The calf was standing by itself lengthy and barely shaky legs an hour later.

The child has been seen by way of digicam nursing from Mstari. The intercourse isn’t know but however that is the second child Mstari has had with the male giraffe known as Kiko.

The primary calf, named Amani, is now 22 months outdated and the zoo says is curious in regards to the newest addition to the giraffe household.

“This delivery is a vital contribution to a genetically wholesome Masai giraffe inhabitants, which is underneath rising strain within the wild attributable to habitat loss and unlawful looking,” Toronto Zoo CEO Dolf DeJong stated in an announcement.

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Masai giraffes are an endangered species and there are lower than 35,000 residing within the wild.

The calf is just not but accessible for public viewing on the zoo.

kconnor@postmedia.com

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