Gi­raffe born at Sa­fari Park af­ter an­other’s death

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A gi­raffe has been born at San Diego Zoo Sa­fari Park just a month af­ter an­other had to be eu­th­a­nized af­ter be­ing gored in the same habi­tat.

The male gi­raffe was born Sun­day in an event streamed live on Face­book. Af­ter his legs and head jut­ted out from his mother for five min­utes, the baby un­furled to the ground and the whole herd helped clean him.

The zoo said Tues­day that the 6-foot-tall baby is healthy and feed­ing from his mother, Aca­cia. The birth comes a month af­ter a 5-month-old gi­raffe was eu­th­a­nized af­ter he was found in the 65-acre en­clo­sure with a gore wound from an an­te­lope.

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