New giraffe born at Milwaukee County Zoo

Updated: 3:59 p.m. May 31, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo says the newest baby giraffe has been named Maya. Maya was named for the month she was born in. 

According to the zoo, Maya and mom Marlee continue to do well.


Posted: 12:06 p.m. May 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo is celebrating the birth of a new giraffe. 

The female giraffe was born last week to Marlee and dad, Bahatika. She already weighs 174 pounds and is more than 6 feet tall. The new giraffe is the second calf for Marlee and the fourth for Bahatika. 

Medical staff has been monitoring the calf and say the new baby is in good health. 

The Zoo currently has six giraffes: adults Bahatika, Marlee, Ziggy, Rahna; Kazi, who was born in September 2017; and the newborn.

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