Kansas City Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Posted: 1:08 PM, Feb 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-07 14:27:53-05
Kansas City Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The newborn giraffe at the Kansas City Zoo already weighs around 105 pounds (47.63 kilograms) and stands around 5 feet (1.52 meters) tall.

The zoo announced Monday that the calf was born Friday. She has undergone a medical exam and appears to be in good health. A picture on the zoo's Facebook page shows her standing beside her mother, Lizzie.

The calf is behind the scenes for now. She won't be on exhibit until the temperatures warm up.

41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill will be the first person from the general public to see the baby giraffe.

Follow along with her Tweets here , and watch her go live on Facebook below:

The baby will be named by the same donor who named her mother, Lizzie.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.