Editorial: Can’t wait to meet baby giraffe

CNJ staff

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Clovis zoo officials tell us the giraffe born Jan. 25 is doing well, growing as she should and eating five meals a day.

There has been great concern about her ability to survive after she was kicked and rejected by her mother immediately after birth. But zookeepers have been able to bottle feed the unnamed calf and are making plans to reintroduce her to Mama Jael as the weather warms up.

The baby giraffe is a rare creature at Clovis’ zoo so there’s been a lot of area children

(and parents) excited about watching her grow up.

Zookeepers say she needs to be indoors so long as temperatures are below 60 degrees, so here’s hoping for sunshine soon. We can’t wait to meet her.