New giraffe born at Niabi Zoo
Zoo officials say the newest member of the giraffe family will be out for viewing by the end of the week of June 4.
Twiga, a six-year-old female giraffe at Niabi Zoo, gave birth to a 152-pound baby boy at 2:59 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012. Twiga was pregnant for about 14 months before she gave birth to the six-feet-tall baby.
Interim zoo director Marc Heinzman said the zoo will hold a contest to name the new baby, just like it did for Miya. Miya was born to Mimi in September 2011.
Kenya, a six-year-old male, fathered the newest addition to the giraffe herd.
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