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Meet the zoo’s newest giraffe calf

Aug 9, 2011 10:54:00 AM - thestate.com
Riverbanks Zoo is introducing its newest arrival – a giraffe calf born on July 11.

This is the second calf born to giraffes Charlie and Ginger. It weighed 105 pounds and stood 5 feet tall at birth.

“We are very excited about this latest addition to our giraffe herd,” said John Davis, curator of mammals, said in a news release. “The calf is doing very well and growing at a steady pace, but he won’t be full grown until about 5 years old.”

This is the sixth giraffe born at the zoo since February 2009; the last one arrived on Labor Day 2010.

Adult giraffes can reach heights of up to 18 feet tall (record is 20 feet) and can weigh as much as 2,600 pounds.

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