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It’s a boy! Or a girl? Baby giraffe born at Zoo Miami

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of the South Florida zoo’s 52nd giraffe. The newborn’s parents are Sabra and Titan. The sex hasn’t been determined.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of the South Florida zoo’s 52nd giraffe. The newborn’s parents are Sabra and Titan. The sex hasn’t been determined. Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami welcomed its latest addition Wednesday morning — the birth of its 52nd giraffe.

Mom is 7 1/2-year-old Sabra, who came to Zoo Miami from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines in November 2013.

Dad is 5-year-old Titan, who was born at Zoo Miami in June 2012.

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Sabra grooms her new calf at Zoo Miami on March 28, 2018. Ron Magill Zoo Miami

This is Sabra’s third calf and also Titan’s third calf — but dad gets around. His offspring were from different giraffes.

So when can you meet the newborn?

Zoo Miami spokesman Ron Magill would suggest patience. Mother and the as-yet-unnamed newborn will undergo a neonatal exam to confirm the sex of the new baby. (An initial glimpse suggests the newborn is male).

The newborn will also have a wellness exam to help ensure a healthy start.

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Newborn calf peers out from mom’s legs at Zoo Miami after its birth on March 28, 2018. Ron Magill Zoo Miami

Mother and calf will remain

off limits until the staff has determined that they have bonded well and can be introduced to the rest of the herd.

In the meantime, Zoo Miami has provided plenty of adorable pictures.

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