Giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gives birth to zoo's 200th giraffe calf

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 13:24:06-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs has welcomed its 200th giraffe calf.

20-year-old reticulated giraffe Muziki gave birth a little before 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Zoo staff said the calf, a female, needed some help standing up but it’s now walking and nursing. The calf is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weigh 120 pounds. She is the fifth calf for Muziki and the fourth for dad Khalid.

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Watch the birth in the video below:

Muziki was one of two pregnant giraffes at the zoo. The other pregnant giraffe, Laikipia, is also due any day now. Staff say she’s not yet showing signs of labor.