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Science and the Environment

Giraffe Calf Stillborn at Dickerson Park Zoo/Another Giraffe Calf at the Zoo Gets a Name

Over the weekend, another female giraffe went into labor at Dickerson Park Zoo.  But unlike last week, when another giraffe at the zoo gave birth to a healthy calf, this time, the calf was stillborn.

19-year-old Gidget went into labor early Saturday.  After the calf was stillborn, zoo veterinarians determined it was underdeveloped.

Meanwhile, the giraffe calf that was born last Tuesday has a name.  The giraffe, the son of Stretch who died in December, has been named Stretch Jr.  The public voted on names on the zoo’s Facebook page.