BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Brookfield Zoo has a new arrival - a baby boy
giraffe that weighs 173 pounds and is 5-foot 9-inches tall.
The suburban Chicago zoo announced the birth on Tuesday. Zoo officials say
mother Jasiri had the baby on June 21. The male calf is her first birth -
and experts say he could grow to 18-feet-tall.
He’s the 59th giraffe born at the zoo. His father, Hasani, is on a breeding
loan to Brookfield Zoo from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan.
Visitors to the zoo can see the mother and baby with the rest of the giraffe