Kansas City Zoo announces new giraffe calf's name

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Update:

A baby giraffe at the Kansas City Zoo now has a name.

The zoo reintroduced Dixe on Monday.

The zoo says a generous, long-time KCZoo donor stepped forward to name our giraffe calf.


Feb. 6, 2018

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 in a news release Monday that the calf was born Friday. She has undergone a medical exam and appears to be in good health.

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

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