Video: Philly zoo debuts baby giraffe

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Philadelphia Zoo
The unnamed female is the offspring of 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Gus. Stella and her calf made their public debut on Tuesday.
updated 8/4/2010 9:35:31 AM ET 2010-08-04T13:35:31

It's a girl! And she's nearly 6 feet tall!

The Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a newborn giraffe — the first to be born at the zoo in 13 years.

The unnamed female is the offspring of 9-year-old Stella and 4-year-old Gus. Stella and her calf made their public debut on Tuesday.

Zoo officials say the calf was born on July 17 after a 15-month gestation, and that both mother and calf are doing well.

The zoo is giving the public the opportunity to vote for the calf's name. The choices are Abigail, Patricia or Shari. Votes can be submitted on the zoo's website. The winning name will be announced in September.

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