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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe

The calf was born on Tuesday & is as adorable as you would expect!

CLEVELAND — It's an exciting day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. 

The facility announced on Friday it has welcomed a brand new baby giraffe into the world.  According to a post on the zoo's Facebook page, the calf was born Tuesday to mom Jhasmin, and both are doing well and bonding in the indoor giraffe barn.

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Guests are able to visit Jhasmin and her new baby from the giraffe barn windows from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. While the news of the giraffe's arrival is enough to get Northeast Ohioans excited, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is also teasing that there will be a naming contest for the latest addition. 

The zoo said on Facebook that it will update the public with information next week on how to enter for a chance to name the calf.

Birth Announcement! A giraffe calf was born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this past Tuesday! Calf and mom, Jhasmin, are...

Posted by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Friday, October 16, 2020