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Giraffe Born Thursday at Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo welcomed a new baby on Thursday.  Mili the giraffe had a baby boy, and both are on exhibit but in a separate yard from the rest of the herd and the giraffe observation deck.

Zoo officials say it’s the first baby for five-year-old Mili, who was hand-reared, and the second for the father, Grady.

The unnamed male giraffe is 4 ½ to 5 feet tall, which is small compared to his half-sister, Clemantine, who was around 6 feet tall at birth.

Dickerson Park Zoo recently announced the birth of a ring-tailed lemur.  The baby, born March 28, is expected to go on exhibit in mid May.