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After a long winter cooped up inside, giraffes at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago were let outside this week. It was 5-month-old Dave's first taste of the outside world and he ran with it, literally, jumping and kicking up his heels. (April 16)

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SHOTLIST:AP Television -- AP CLIENTS ONLYBrookfield, Illinois - April 15, 20131. Baby giraffe, a 5-month-old calf named Dave peeks his head out. Mother and grandmother giraffes look in on him and coax him out2. SOUNDBITE: Amy Roberts/Curator of mammals, Brookfield Zoo"Dave was born in November. His mom is Arnieta and his grandmother lives in this herd as well, so it's pretty neat. And those are the two, when the giraffes first came out, and the calf Dave didn't come out, those were the two females that kept going back inside to check on him."3. Medium shot of Dave walking outside4. Wide shot of giraffes5. Medium shot of Dave running outside for the first time6. SOUNDBITE: Amy Roberts/Curator of mammals, Brookfield Zoo"You know, none of these guys were born in Africa, so they're much more used to our weather. But even so, they can't come out below 45 degrees."7. Medium shot of Dave running8. Close up of giraffe9. SOUNDBITE: Amy Roberts/Curator of mammals, Brookfield Zoo"Maybe it's a little too cloudy and windy for them today."10. Close up of giraffe11. Close up of giraffe12. Wide shot of kids looking at giraffes13. Medium shot of kids looking at giraffes14. Wide shot of Dave, the giraffe calf, kicks up his heelsSTORYLINE:Who's liking this chilly spring? Dave, the five-month-old giraffe at Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.He and the other giraffes were let outside this week, after a long winter cooped up inside. It was Dave's first taste of the outside world _ and he ran with it, literally, jumping and kicking up his heals.The zoo lets the giraffes out when it's 45 degrees and sunny or 50 degrees and raining. Though their species is native to Africa, they can withstand those temperatures because they were born in this country.On Monday, however, Amy Roberts, the zoo's curator of mammals, says the adult giraffes were much more subdued than usual. She says they, like many humans, may be waiting for warmer temperatures to really let loose.(****END****)