Springfield, Mo. -- As the rain on Thursday cleared, along with the late afternoon sun came the arrival of Dickerson Park Zoo’s newest baby.
Mili the giraffe gave birth to a baby boy. Both mother and son are on exhibit; however, they are in a separate yard from the rest of the herd and the giraffe observation deck.
The baby is the first for five-year-old Mili who was hand-reared, and the second for the father, Grady. Grady’s daughter, Clementine, was born last August.
The unnamed baby boy is approximately five feet tall; small in comparison to 9-month-old Clementine who was approximately six feet tall at birth.