Baby giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo
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The Brookfield Zoo has a new arrival — a baby boy giraffe that weighs 173 pounds and is 5-foot 9-inches tall.
The suburban Chicago zoo announced the birth on Tuesday. Zoo officials say mother Jasiri had the baby on June 21. The male calf is her first birth — and experts say he could grow to 18-feet-tall.
He's the 59th giraffe born at the zoo. His father, Hasani, is on a breeding loan to Brookfield Zoo from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan.
Visitors to the zoo can see the mother and baby with the rest of the giraffe herd.
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