Baby female giraffe born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs welcomed a baby giraffe on Monday night.

Muziki, a 20-year-old giraffe, gave birth to a female calf about 8:20 p.m., zoo officials said.

The calf needed a little assistance from animal care and veterinary staff to stand but is doing well walking and nursing.

The calf is about 5-foot-8 and 120 pounds, though exact measurements have not been taken.

The zoo livestreamed the birth and a camera was on the two on Tuesday morning.

Officials have not revealed the gender or name of the new baby.

Laikipia, the zoo’s second pregnant giraffe, has not shown signs of labor but is due any day.

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