Memphis Zoo Celebrating The Birth Of A New Giraffe

Posted on: 10:30 am, January 26, 2013, by , updated on: 03:50pm, January 28, 2013

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(Memphis) There is a new addition at the Memphis Zoo.

A baby giraffe was born January 16th.

“Marilyn”, who is a 19-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to “Maliki” a baby girl weighing 115 pounds.

The Memphis Zoo now has nine giraffes and “Maliki” is the sixth baby giraffe in seven years.

It takes Reticulated giraffes more than one year to give birth.