PHOTOS: Baby giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo - New York News

PHOTOS: Baby giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo

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BROOKFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

The Brookfield Zoo has a new arrival -- a baby boy giraffe that weighs 173 pounds and is 5-foot 9-inches tall.

The suburban Chicago zoo announced the birth on Tuesday. Zoo officials say mother Jasiri had the baby on June 21. The male calf is her first birth -- and experts say he could grow to 18-feet-tall.

He's the 59th giraffe born at the zoo. His father, Hasani, is on a breeding loan to Brookfield Zoo from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan.

Visitors to the zoo can see the mother and baby with the rest of the giraffe herd.

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