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Giraffe calf born in San Francisco zoo

2009-04-03 03:08:47 GMT2009-04-03 11:08:47 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

In this photo provided by the San Francisco Zoo, a baby reticulated giraffe calf is stands by its mother, Kristin, at the San Francisco Zoo, Thursday, April 2, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif. This is Kristin's third calf and marks the sixth calf sired by Floyd at the San Francisco Zoo. The calf was born this morning at sun-up. Giraffe females give birth standing up after the 14 to 15 month gestation period, a six foot drop for the Calf's entrance into the world. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, San Francisco Zoo)

In this photo provided by the San Francisco Zoo, a baby reticulated giraffe calf nuzzles Ron Amiot, an animal keeper at the San Francisco Zoo, Thursday, April 2, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif. The calf was born this morning at sun-up to Kristin. This is Kristin's third calf and marks the sixth calf sired by Floyd at the San Francisco Zoo. Giraffe females give birth standing up after the 14 to 15 month gestation period, a six foot drop for the Calf's entrance into the world. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, San Francisco Zoo) Nikitin, San Francisco Zoo)

In this photo provided by the San Francisco Zoo, a baby reticulated giraffe calf is nuzzled by its mother, Kristin, at the San Francisco Zoo, Thursday, April 2, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif. This is Kristin's third calf and marks the sixth calf sired by Floyd at the San Francisco Zoo. The calf was born this morning at sun-up. Giraffe females give birth standing up after the 14 to 15 month gestation period, a six foot drop for the Calf's entrance into the world. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, San Francisco Zoo)

A baby reticulated giraffe calf was born this morning at sun-up. Giraffe females give birth standing up after the 14 to 15 month gestation period, a six foot drop for the Calf's entrance into the world.

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