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Cincinnati Zoo
1:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut

Big sister "Lulu" nuzzles her baby sister, "Nasha."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Cincinnati Zoo's newest giraffe made her public debut Thursday. Nasha roamed the yard with mother, Tessa; sister, Lulu; and two other female giraffes.

There are five giraffe species. The ones here are Maasai Giraffe.

Once Nasha is weaned and matured she'll be considered for breeding programs at other zoos. Lulu will be moved to The Wilds in southeastern Ohio this fall.

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Cincinnati Zoo
6:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo giraffe pregnant

Tessa, Kimba and Lulu
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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.