- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Zookeepers at the Albuquerque BioPark are celebrating the birth of a giraffe.

The baby Reticlulated giraffe was born sometime between Thursday night and early Friday.

Zoo staffers say the calf is the 10th one born to June, a 21-year-old giraffe who has been with BioPark since 1998.

It is June’s fourth calf with the father, Buccaneer.

The zoo says it does not yet know the calf’s gender.

According to officials, giraffes gestate for about 15 months. Baby giraffes stand up within 45 minutes after birth and typically hide for a few days before following their mothers around.

The baby is on display in the zoo’s Africa area.

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