Baby Giraffe Chases Butterfly at Bronx Zoo

By Jennifer Abbey

Apr 17, 2012 7:00am

A female Baringo giraffe calf at the Bronx Zoo was enjoying the warm New York weather over the weekend while frolicking with a butterfly that flew through her exhibit. The butterfly caught the newborn baby’s eye while she was nuzzling her mom and exploring her new home.

The calf was born in March but has not yet been named, according to the Bronx Zoo. All of the zoo’s giraffes are named in memory of James and Margaret Carter, benefactors for the Carter Giraffe Building.

At birth, the calf was approximately 6 feet tall and weighed more than 100 pounds. By the time she grows into adulthood, she could reach 16 feet, and weigh 2,600 pounds.

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