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New Addition to the Memphis ZOO:

Be prepared to SWOON:

(photos by Karen Pulfer Focht)

Sarabi nuzzles her newborn baby who is just a few hours old at the Memphis Zoo on Friday. The second new baby in two months was born to the zoo Friday morning around 7am. Until about three years ago, the zoo had gone 15 years without a successful birth. The babies are born while the mother is standing, they then drop to the ground; the gestation period is about 14 mos.

I just died of cuteness.




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Oct. 14th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
precious ♥
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
I'm about to add some more pictures....SWOON!

Oct. 14th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
giraffes are one of my fave animals. when the animal kingdom lodge at disney had a new baby i got a room over looking where they hung out for an entire weekend. i got to watch them 24 hours a day being amazingly cute. mama would grab the food with her mouth and put it on the ground where the baby could reach, and one by one all the other animals out there would come and check out the baby. it was like out of a movie it was so perfect.
Oct. 14th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
we're going on monday! yay!!!!!
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