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PHOTOS: Baby Masai Giraffe Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Another Masai giraffe has been born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which welcomed two Masai giraffe calves last year.

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The calf was born on June 10 and is six feet tall and weighs 183 pounds. According to Scott Terrell, Director of Animal & Science Operations, he’s “playful, curious and pretty chill” and has been spending lots of time with mom, Lily. He has a unique butterfly marking on his right shoulder and heart-shaped markings throughout his coat.

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Due to poaching and habitat destruction, there are only 35,000 Masai giraffes currently in the wild with a declining population. This birth is another success for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan Program.

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Lily and her calf will join the herd on Kilimanjaro Safaris in the coming weeks.

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