125-pound giraffe born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

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MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Brevard Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe.

Zoo officials say the giraffe was born on Sunday in Melbourne. The calf weighed 125 pounds and was 6-feet tall at birth.

In a statement, the zoo said it’s the sixth consecutive male calf born there. It was the ninth birth for the calf’s 20-year-old mother, Johari. The calf’s father is 21-year-old Rafiki, who has sired all 14 giraffe born at the zoo.

The veterinary staff says the calf is in good health and nursing well. 

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