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Busch Gardens Welcomes Baby Giraffe

Baby female reticulated giraffe born to father Jafari and mother Cupid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. 1/27/12

Busch Gardens Welcomes First Baby Giraffe of 2012.Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby female reticulated giraffe on Monday, January 27, 2011. At 6 foot and 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 176 pounds, the newborn is the calf of father, Jafari and mother, Cupid. This is Jafari’s second calf, and cupid’s fifth.

Tall girl by Ion Moe | Flickr - Photo Sharing! A week old giraffe is getting lots of attention at the San Diego Zoo. The 162 pound female calf, who has yet to be named, was born at the zoo last week. She's 6' 3" when she stands on her tippy toes