Photos & Video: Brookfield Zoo Welcomes A New Giraffe Calf

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 3, 2013 6:00PM

The Brookfield Zoo has another new baby giraffe born on June 21. On June 21, 7-year-old giraffe Jasiri gave birth to the male calf measuring 5'9" tall, weighing in at 173 pounds. This is the 59th giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo, and it's the second born in a year. Eight-month-old Dave was born in November 2012. This new guy is Dave's half-brother, and we look forward to seeing them frolic together soon.

Video of the birth is available below. It's a bit graphic at first. Giraffes give birth while standing. But don't worry, it gets cute immediately after that.