VIDEO OF THE DAY: Brevard Zoo’s Giraffe ‘Johari’ Gives Birth to Her Ninth Calf

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The newborn, who came into the world at 12:40 p.m., stood six feet tall and weighed 125 pounds

ABOVE VIDEO: It’s another boy! Brevard Zoo’s group of giraffe grew by four hooves this past Sunday when 20-year-old Johari gave birth to her ninth calf.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – It’s another boy! Brevard Zoo’s group of giraffe grew by four hooves this past Sunday when 20-year-old Johari gave birth to her ninth calf.

The newborn, who came into the world at 12:40 p.m., stood six feet tall and weighed 125 pounds at the time of birth. The calf’s father, 21-year-old Rafiki, has sired all 14 giraffe born at the Zoo.

Brevard Zoo’s veterinary staff completed a neonatal exam on the baby, where he was confirmed to be their sixth consecutive male calf! According to animal and veterinary staff, the youngster was found to be in good health and nursing well.

Masai giraffe are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching.

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