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Los Angeles Zoo debuts baby giraffe Sofie

Friday, May 03, 2013
The Los Angeles Zoo introduced its newest spring addition: a giraffe calf named Sophie.

The Los Angeles Zoo introduced it's newest spring addition: a giraffe calf named Sophie. (KABC Photo)

The Los Angeles zoo is introducing its newest spring addition: a female giraffe calf named Sofie.

Sofie, weighing in at 135 pounds and standing six feet tall, was born on April 22. Zoo officials said this is the first baby for the zoo's female Masai giraffe, Hafina, fathered by Artimus.

The family can be seen on exhibit daily during the zoo's regular hours. The Masai species of giraffe is found in East Africa, namely southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

In light of the recent addition, the zoo also announced a continued partnership with the ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

"As families learn about the Zoo's most recent Spring baby, parents may also learn how to begin planning their children's future from a very young age," zoo officials said in a statement.

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