New Baby Arrives at the Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo welcomes a baby giraffe

The Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a little bundle of joy Saturday -- if you can call a 6-foot giraffe little.

the baby giraffe.

The calf is a female, but has not yet been named. She is the first child of 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Gus. Stella was pregnant with the calf for about 15 months and delivered at the zoo. This was the first giraffe to be born at the Philly zoo in 13 years.

Both mother and daughter are in good condition, but have not greeted the public since the zoo says the first few weeks are the newborn’s most critical. They will both be closely monitored to ensure they are healthy.

The calf is already growing and will continue to grow very quickly in the following months.

If you want to support this baby giraffe or any other animal, you can be a part of the zoo’s ADOPT program (animals depend on people too). Click here for more information on the program.

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