Baby giraffe born at Buffalo Zoo; 2nd since October

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of a female giraffe.

The 112-pound calf arrived Saturday and was named Zuri, a Swahili word meaning beautiful or lovely.

It is the second baby giraffe born at the zoo since the fall. Zuri’s half-brother, Sampson, arrived in October. Both calves were sired by a 3-year-old male named Moke.

The gestation period of giraffes is about 15 months.

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