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Giraffe born at Richmond zoo goes before public

Saturday - 4/26/2014, 12:20pm  ET

MOSELEY, Va. (AP) -- A male giraffe born at the Metro Richmond Zoo has made its public debut.

The unnamed giraffe was released with his mother in a fenced yard for viewing by visitors Friday at the zoo in Chesterfield County.

Scores of onlookers watched the birth of the calf Monday before he was placed in a private building.

Zoo owner Jim Andelin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1hxNi5j) that the calf appeared nervous at first after being released, then started running circles around the yard.

He says the pair will be placed into a larger yard with other giraffes soon.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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