Dallas Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe, Born on the Fourth of July

Baby reticulated giraffe is the third calf born to Chrystal

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The Dallas Zoo is welcoming a new member to its herd of giraffes.

According to the Dallas Zoo, a reticulated giraffe named Chrystal gave birth to a healthy female calf in the early morning hours of July 4.

The baby girl is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 104 pounds.

The Dallas Zoo said the baby giraffe is Chrystal's third calf.

Chrystal and her new calf are bonding privately behind the scenes for now.

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