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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

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    The San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park welcomed a lanky but adorable new little one.

    A 16-day-old Masai giraffe named Gowon met the rest of the giraffe herd Friday, including his three-week-old brother.

    Gowon at first stayed close to his mom’s side, but then took to playing around with the other giraffes.

    The birth of Gowon and his brother, Kamau, mark the first time Masai giraffes, native to Kenya and Tanzania, have been born at the zoo’s Safari Park.

    Safari Park visitors can catch a glimpse of the two young giraffes on an Africa tram tour included with park admission. The Safari Park is now home to eight Masai giraffes.