Fall in love with the newest member of our giraffe herd! We're excited to share that a male Masai giraffe was born on Sept. 30 to first-time mom, Kamili. After a few days bonding with his mom, the new calf will make his public debut. Read more: https://t.co/1v1NbD9nOK pic.twitter.com/2ClKJopdS2— Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) October 2, 2019
The male Masai giraffe weighed in at 128 pounds and stands at just over six feet tall.
The calf arrived behind-the-scenes at the zoo to first-time mom, Kamili and sired by Joshua.
"After a two-hour labor, both mom and the yet-to-be-named calf are doing well and are currently bonding behind the scenes with keeper and veterinary teams watching over the pair," the statement said.
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The baby giraffe brings the herd at the Houston Zoo to six.