Just born: New baby giraffe at Detroit Zoo is 5 feet tall and super cute

Posted at 12:05 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 13:28:18-04

The Detroit Zoo announced the arrival of a new female giraffe calf born on Saturday. It is the second giraffe calf to be born at the zoo in as many years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Detroit Zoo welcomes new giraffe calf

According to the zoo, the giraffe was born at 8:21 p.m. on Saturday to 7-year-old Kivuli following a 14-month gestation. Her father is 8-year-old Jabari, and its the pair's second calf. 1-year-old Mpenzi was born on Sept. 30, 2014.

The calf, who is has not yet been named, was born outdoors and took her first steps within a half hour of her birth. She weighs 166 pounds and is more than 5 feet tall.

"This is a wonderful new addition to the Detroit Zoo," Detroit Zoo chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter said in a release. "The calf is doing great - she has been spending time with mom and is curious about big brother Mpenzi."