Zoo Miami introduces a newborn giraffe

Miami (AP) — A male giraffe has played his role in promoting the breeding program of Zoo Miami, and in the last few days two long-legged babies have been born.

After a weekend maternal bond, a 14-year-old Mia-born male calf made its debut on Monday, three days after the birth of a 181-pound (82-kilogram) giraffe, the zoo said in a news release. .. He was the 54th giraffe born at the Miami Zoo.

It didn’t take long for the 55th giraffe to enter. On Monday, a 6-year-old Zuri gave birth to a female calf weighing 119 pounds (54 kilograms), according to zoo officials. Zuri and the calf will return to the herd as early as Wednesday.

According to the zoo, the two calves are still unnamed, but are the first offspring of their four-year-old father Malcolm.

According to a zoo statement, the risk to wild giraffe populations has recently risen from “lowest concern” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, as populations have declined significantly over the past few years. did. ..

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