BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – There is a new baby giraffe at the Franklin Park Zoo.
Zoo staff announced the birth of the calf on Wednesday, saying she is 165 pounds and stands 6'5" tall.
The calf's parents, Beau and Jana, have had four successful births since 2006, including the new calf.
"We are so thrilled to share the exciting news of this incredible birth," said John Linehan, Zoo New England President and CEO. "Jana is an experienced mother and she is doing everything a mother giraffe should do. As with any new birth, we are continuing to monitor the mother and baby closely. So far, everything is going smoothly and we couldn't be happier."
Each person who purchases a Baby Giraffe Zoodoption is invited to submit a name for the new baby. The person who submits the winning name will be invited to visit Beau, Jana and the baby inside the giraffe barn.
The winning name will be announced at the beginning of February. Names may also be submitted at Franklin Park Zoo's admission booth or via mail at "Baby Giraffe" c/o Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121.