Baby Giraffe Doing Well At Seattle Zoo

It's a boy! An examination of the giraffe born Tuesday at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle reveals that it is a boy. The zoo says the 6-foot tall calf is nursing normally and seems to be doing well. He'll be 18 feet tall when fully grown. The zoo says he'll be named privately. His mother is 6-year-old Olivia. The only other giraffe at the zoo is Olivia's 5-year-old sister, Tufani. The father was Chioke, who died in January at the age of 7 from stomach and kidney problems. The calf should be following his mother out of the barn in a week or two and will be introduced into the African Savanna exhibit in a few months.

August 8, 2013/AP

In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 photo provided by the Woodland Park Zoo, a baby giraffe stands at the zoo, in Seattle. Six-year-old giraffe Olivia gave birth to the calf Tuesday in the giraffe barn. Zoo-goers should get peeks of the new family within a week or two. (AP Photo/Woodland Park Zoo, Ryan Hawk

 

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