A rare, nearly 6-foot-tall giraffe listed as an endangered animal has been born in a Connecticut conservation center.
According to The Greenwich Times, Petal, a 6-year-old giraffe gave birth to a female calf on Friday as a group of other giraffes and staff at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center watched.
When fully grown, the newborn, who will live with a group of five giraffes including two pregnant giraffes, could reach 18 feet in height.
The calf is the first born at the off-exhibit conservation center.
Rothschild giraffes were named and described by Lord Walter Rothschild, a British zoologist, after an expedition to East Africa in the early 1900s.