LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — It’s stretch time for a family at the Los Angeles Zoo – a giraffe family, that is.
The zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on Nov. 9, the third baby born to mother Hasina and the first for the father, Phillip.READ MORE: First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In LA County
The parents were paired in a breeding program designed to save the threatened species.
“Successful breeding programs such as this ensure future generations are able to personally experience these magnificent animals,” Josh Sisk, curator of mammals at the Los Angeles Zoo, said in a Facebook post.READ MORE: Fake Students Potentially Stealing Millions From Financial Aid
The calf, which will be unveiled for the media Tuesday, stands nearly six feet tall and weighs around 130 pounds. She doesn’t have a name yet.
When she’s grown, the new arrival could stand 17 feet tall and weigh more than 2 tons.MORE NEWS: Dodgers' Justin Turner And Wife Renovate Boyle Heights Boys And Girls Club
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