Endangered Giraffe Born In CT

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:39 AM EDT
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Endangered Giraffe Born In CT

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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.

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