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OKC Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Female Giraffe

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Depending on weather conditions, Zoo visitors may be able to see the unnamed newborn that already stands six feet tall in the giraffe yard, mid- morning through early afternoon hours. Depending on weather conditions, Zoo visitors may be able to see the unnamed newborn that already stands six feet tall in the giraffe yard, mid- morning through early afternoon hours.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating a special fall delivery, a female giraffe born on Thursday, September 26.

The newborn is the sister of Sergeant Peppers, a male giraffe born in January 2012 to Zoo favorites, Ellie and Bogy. Another sister, Keyara, was born at the Zoo in January 2010.

The newborn giraffe has not been named.

"Both mom and calf are doing well," said Jaimee Flinchbaugh, Zoo hoofstock supervisor. "Ellie is a doting mom and her calf is full of energy, personality and spunk."

Depending on weather conditions, Zoo visitors may be able to see the newborn that already stands six feet tall in the giraffe yard, mid- morning through early afternoon hours. The Zoo's twice-a-day public giraffe feeding opportunities will continue, weather permitting.

Zoo officials say mom Ellie will not be participating until her caregivers believe she is comfortable with the feeding platform area and crowds.

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