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Big baby born at LA Zoo

Posted October 23, 2015 9:59 a.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Zoo announced Wednesday that a male Masai giraffe was born Oct. 9.

The Los Angeles Zoo has a big baby.

The zoo announced Wednesday that a male Masai giraffe was born Oct. 9.

The 130-pound baby stands just under 6 feet tall and is the firstborn of 4-year-old mother, Zainabu. The calf could be nearly 10 feet tall by his first birthday.

Masai giraffes can grow to 17 feet and weigh 2,700 pounds.