Cincinnati Zoo
6:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo giraffe pregnant

The Cincinnati Zoo's female giraffe, Tessa, is pregnant and due in the next few weeks. 

In a release, the zoo says  this will be Tessa's third calf.  Her last, Lulu, was born in October, 2012.  Lulu will be moving to the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio later this spring. 

The Zoo says Tessa and father Kimba are both doing well and can be seen at the zoo.  Zoo volunteers have been watching the giraffe for signs of labor. 

Giraffe gestation is about 15 months.  The Cincinnati Zoo became the first zoo in the Western Hemisphere to have a giraffe born in captivity. That was back in 1889. 

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