The Brookfield Zoo welcomed its latest addition, a baby giraffe, on June 21. The 173-pound calf started walking soon after birth and made its public debut Tuesday. (July 2)
SHOTLIST:BROOKFIELD ZOO - AP CLIENTS ONLYBrookfield, Illinois - 21 June 20131. Medium shot of mom nuzzling baby giraffe2. Baby giraffe trying to standBrookfield, Illinois - 1 and 2 July 20133. Wide shot of giraffes walking with baby4. Tight shot of baby5. Medium shot of baby giraffe standing6. Wide shot of giraffes 7. Tight shot of baby giraffe, pan of walkingSTORYLINE:The Brookfield Zoo has a new arrival, a baby boy giraffe that weighs 173 pounds and is 5-foot 9-inches tall.The suburban Chicago zoo announced the birth on Tuesday but zoo officials say mother Jasiri actually had the baby on June 21. The male calf is her first birth and experts say he could grow to 18-feet-tall.He's the 59th giraffe born at the zoo. His father, Hasani, is on a breeding loan to Brookfield Zoo from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan.Visitors to the zoo can see the mother and baby with the rest of the giraffe herd.