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This Giraffe Cutie Is Only Two Days Old!

It's a baby girl! San Francisco Zoo resident giraffe, Gezi, gave birth to this lil one on Monday morning. The new arrival provided quite a shock to zookeepers who found her when they arrived at 8 a.m., but predict her actual birth fell between 3 and 6 a.m.

I learned I wasn't the only one who loves the world's tallest land animal, and I can't wait to stop by and check her out in person. At last update, the unnamed lass can be seen outside during the sunny days we've been having lately. She's being monitored to make sure she starts nursing, if not, they'll have to resort to bottle feeding. I can't wait 'til the 150-pound calf gets a cute name — any suggestions?

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fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Wrappella after her neck clinging to her Mom in that pic! ;)
spazzydana spazzydana 8 years
i would name her joe...why not
nancita nancita 8 years
I would name her Mavis. She just looks like a Mavis.
redheath redheath 8 years
<> What a beautiful baby girl... Only a name fit for royalty will do for this beauty!
sushibananas sushibananas 8 years
Just for fun, I'd name her Shorty. She's sure cute! I'm curious why the zookeepers were shocked. Did they not know the mom was pregnant, or did they just miscalculate the birthdate? Kind of strange they didn't know when she was coming! Bet they're glad she's here, though! Cute cute cute!
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 8 years
awwwww
EightOctopi EightOctopi 8 years
Adorable... love how her neck is craned around mama's leg. =)
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I can't wait to see her! I still miss Gemina so much from the Santa Barbara Zoo ::-(:
karebear25 karebear25 8 years
Soo cute.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
awwwwwww......she is soooo cute :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Aww! She's a doll!
FactoryGRLfvr FactoryGRLfvr 8 years
That is way cute!
cottonpoots cottonpoots 8 years
I've never seen a giraffe irl before, but she looks so adorable. :)
wren1 wren1 8 years
Oooo, I love giraffes! She is such a super cutie!!
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