Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Wednesday, June 20 2018 Jun 20, 2018 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:18:00 AM CDT June 20, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press
Photo courtesy: WCAU, NBC 10 Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe.

Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds.

Beau has a 7-year-old sister Abigail. The four are the only giraffes at the zoo.

Zoo officials say Beau will be separated from his father, Gus, for a lengthy period of time, as male giraffes do not care for newborns.

Both Beau and his mother, Stella, are available for public viewing at the zoo's Africa Plains exhibit.

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