Baby giraffe born at Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. — A special delivery has arrived at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk: a baby Masai giraffe.

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On Monday, Imara the giraffe gave birth to her eighth calf, a female, according to WTKR. The baby, fathered by Billy, marked the zoo’s first birth of the year, the news outlet reported.

“WOAH, Baby!” the zoo captioned an Instagram photo of the calf, adding that staffers were “delighted to welcome” the 6-foot-1-inch, 148.5-pound newborn.

The zoo is accepting name suggestions for the new giraffe through Jan. 21, according to the attraction’s website. Name submissions must be accompanied by a donation of $5 or more to the zoo’s Act for Wildlife Conservation Fund. Click here to participate.

WOAH, Baby! Standing at 6'1", Virginia Zoo Keepers are delighted to welcome a newborn female Masai giraffe calf born on...

Posted by The Virginia Zoo on Thursday, January 14, 2021

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