20 Unbelievably Adorable Photos of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe

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A baby giraffe was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Nov. 23, the calf of 8-year-old Cece and Kimba, the zoo's 12-year-old male giraffe who passed away after complications from foot surgery on Nov. 17. The baby is Cece's second and Kimba's seventh.

At six-feet-tall, the calf is the 17th giraffe born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1889, when the first giraffe calf to be born in a zoo in the Western Hemisphere was born there.

Monday, Nov. 25, the baby and the rest of the herd explored the yard for the first time together. It was adorable, as you can imagine, and we documented it for all of you to see. A true holiday gift.

| Photos by Adam Doty