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Newborn giraffe makes debut at Como Zoo Sunday

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The Como Zoo's newest addition will be introduced to the public on Sunday.

The Pioneer Press says the female baby born Sept. 1 rounds out the herd of four living at the zoo in St. Paul. She joins mom, "Clover," dad, "Skeeter," and "Daisy."

The newborn, who has not been named yet, stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 130 pounds at birth. The calf is the fifth born to Clover and the 17th born at the zoo in the last two decades.

A giraffe's height typically doubles within the first two years of life, according to the zoo, and can grow as tall as 18 feet as an adult.

A temporary exhibit this summer at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley also featured giraffes for the first time since 2006.

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