Child giraffe born at Zoo Miami

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Zoo Miami welcomed a brand new giraffe into the herd Tuesday.

Sabra, a virtually 12-year-old giraffe, gave beginning to a child woman at round 6:30 p.m., Zoo Miami spokesperson Ron Magill mentioned.

Zoo workers gave the brand new calf, who hasn’t been named but, an intensive collection of exams Wednesday morning and all indications had been that the greater than five-foot tall, 120 pound child giraffe is wholesome, Magill mentioned.

Whereas the brand new child could also be a South Florida native, her dad and mom are Midwestern transplants. Sabra arrived to Zoo Miami in 2013 from the Clean Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa, whereas the brand new calf’s father, Malcolm, got here to the zoo in 2018 from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. He’s a father of 4.

In the meantime, the brand new child woman is Sabra’s sixth calf, in keeping with the zoo.

The standard giraffe being pregnant lasts roughly 15 months and moms not often, if ever, lie down throughout beginning, in keeping with the zoo. Meaning new child giraffes’ introduction to the world is a 4 to 6 foot drop.

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The new child giraffe is the 57th born at Zoo Miami.

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