Baby Giraffe

A baby giraffe, a male, was born to Hogle Zoo giraffes Kipenzi (six-years-old) and
Riley (six-years-old). First-time mother Kipenzi had the baby outdoors in the
yard which she shares with another female giraffe. Right now, the baby seems
small next to the full-sized giraffes, but during its first week of life will
grow nearly one inch per day. Baby giraffes weigh about 110 pounds and can rise
to their feet and nurse within hours of birth. They can also run before they
are 24 hours old.
 
 
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