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Baby giraffe born at Los Angeles Zoo

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 00:39

May 6 - Baby giraffe makes public debut at Los Angeles Zoo. Sharon Reich reports.

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There's a new resident at the Los Angeles zoo ... and she stands heads above most of the visitors. Sofie, is the first Masai giraffe to be born here. Her mom, Hafina, gave birth last month. The new babe weighs in at 135 pounds, that's just over 60 kilograms, and stands six feet tall, or 1.8 metres. Zoologists say the new family is important for the species' survival. In recent years the Masai giraffe has been poached for meat in its native East Africa and is now in danger of becoming extinct.

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Baby giraffe born at Los Angeles Zoo

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 00:39