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Baby giraffe joins Como Park herd

Como Zoo has welcomed a new baby giraffe to its herd. Coming into the world at over six feet, the baby is standing tall with mother Clover shadowing over him.

The Como Park Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe to its herd this week. Photo provided

The new baby male, born 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, is the eighth calf born to Clover and the 23rd giraffe birth at Como Zoo in the last 25 years. The yet-to-be named male weighs 160 pounds and stands 6 feet,  feet tall.

The baby will likely make his public debut next week, allowing time for Clover and her baby to bond behind-the-scenes.

Como Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).