Phoenix Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Baby Giraffe

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a female giraffe, the first calf of her 4-year-old mother Sunshine.

The calf doesn’t have a name yet. She will remain with her mother in the giraffe barn for a few weeks until the calf is old enough to be introduced to other animals and go out in an open area of the zoo.

She was born Sept. 12, making it the zoo’s first baby giraffe in 12 years.

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The mother arrived at the zoo in 2014 to breed with an 8-year-old male brought to the zoo in 2010 from the Los Angeles Zoo.

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