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New Baby Giraffe at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

updated 06/28/2017 - The ABQ BioPark Zoo has a special delivery - a new baby giraffe.

June gave birth on June 12 to a healthy male calf. Mother and baby are doing well.

"We are very excited to welcome a new healthy baby calf to the giraffe herd," said Paul Huang, ABQ BioPark senior zookeeper. "June is an experienced mother and she's doing a great job already."

The calf has access to the public area of its yard, so visitors might be able to say hello to the new calf daily. 

"Most people do not know that giraffes are in trouble," said Pamela Dupzyk, ABQ BioPark Zoo education coordinator. "With a loss of 40 percent of the population over the last 30 years, there are now fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa."

Camilla is also pregnant and expected to give birth anytime from now through October.