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57th Giraffe Born At Zoo Miami!


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At roughly 6:30PM yesterday, Sabra, a virtually 12 yr outdated giraffe, gave delivery to a feminine calf.  This morning, Zoo Miami workers members had been in a position to rapidly separate mom and calf so {that a} neonatal examination might be carried out.  Neonatal exams are a part of a preventative drugs program directed by the zoo’s Animal Well being Division at the side of the Animal Science Division.  These procedures permit the workers to carry out shut, hands-on examinations of the new child to verify the intercourse, get a weight, accumulate blood, examine and clear the umbilicus, do normal eye and ear exams, inject nutritional vitamins and insert an identification transponder along with an total evaluation of normal physique situation.  The calf stood over 5 ft tall and weighed roughly 120 kilos.

Pictures by Ron Magill.

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