Dobby the giraffe growing and doing great at Denver Zoo

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DENVER — The Denver Zoo said its little giraffe, Dobby, isn’t so little any more.

Zookeepers posted an update on the baby giraffe on Facebook earlier this week.

They say he’s 300 pounds and 7-foot-3. When Dobby was born Feb. 28, he was 5-foot and weighed 73 pounds — small for a newborn giraffe, zoo officials said.

Dobby had difficulty nursing and blood tests showed the newborn giraffe wasn’t getting enough infection-fighting proteins from his mother, zoo officials said.