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New Baby Giraffe at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

June gives birth in time to celebrate World Giraffe Day.
06/13/2017 - The ABQ BioPark Zoo has a special delivery just in time for World Giraffe Day - a new baby giraffe.
 
June gave birth on Monday afternoon 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 starting today and can celebrate the entire giraffe herd on World Giraffe Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 21 at the giraffe habitat. 
 
"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. On World Giraffe Day, people will be able to learn more about giraffe conservation and the ABQ BioPark's herd."
 
Attendees can get hands on at the giraffe exhibit with giraffe-themed discovery stations and crafts. Sign a giant poster for the giraffes and help support them by purchasing buttons with the park's giraffes photos. Visitors can feed the giraffes from noon-1:30 p.m. for $2. The lead giraffe zookeeper will give a special chat at 1:30 p.m.
Camilla is also pregnant and expected to give birth anytime from now through October. 
 
The event is included with regular admission.