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It's a girl! Vivian the giraffe gives birth

PEORIA, Ill. - The Peoria Zoo welcomed a new member early Sunday morning, when Vivian the giraffe gave birth to her second calf, a girl.

The calf was born at 2:38 a.m. on January 7. She weighs 122 pounds and stands five feet, 10 inches tall. Both Vivian and her baby are doing well.

“We are so pleased for Vivian. It is always wonderful to welcome new additions to our zoo family and we look forward to introducing the baby to the community. Because of the weather and the need for mom and daughter to have some time to grow and heal, we anticipate that it will be at least several weeks before they’ll be ready for visitors, so we will share plenty of pictures on our website and facebook page,” says Yvonne Strode, Director of Peoria Zoo in a press release.
 
Vivian is welcomed by her big brother Finely and her father Taji

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