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Giraffe born at Los Angeles Zoo

A giraffe calf recently born at the Los Angeles Zoo is shown among the herd.
A giraffe calf recently born at the Los Angeles Zoo is shown among the herd.
Tad Motoyama/L.A. Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo has a big baby.

The zoo announced Wednesday that a male Masai giraffe was born on Oct. 9.

The unnamed 130-pound baby stands just under 6 feet tall and is the firstborn of 4-year-old mother Zainabu.

Animal keeper Mike Bona says people should come to see the calf while he's still young because he could be nearly 10 feet tall by his first birthday.

Masai giraffes can grow to 17 feet and weigh 2,700 pounds. The species comes from southern Kenya and northern Tanzania and is the largest of all giraffes.