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Giraffe Born at Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo has a new resident—a giraffe calf born to 21-year-old Gidget.  It’s the 12th calf for Gidget who came to the zoo from the San Diego Safari Park in 1993.   The dad is Peperuka who came to Dickerson Park Zoo in 2011.

The calf is yet unnamed, pending gender identification from the zoo's care team who will then select a name.

A giraffe's gestation is between 14 and 15 months.

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Zoo visitors can view the baby giraffe in the giraffe yard during zoo hours—daily from 9 am to 5 pm.