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Canberra Today 8°/9° | Monday, July 4, 2022 | Digital Edition | Crossword & Sudoku

Look who’s new at the zoo

Male giraffe calf, Themba.

THE zoo has a new arrival, a healthy baby male giraffe named Themba meaning “faith”.

Themba who was born just over a month ago, is growing well and has started venturing out into her enclosure, according to the National Zoo & Aquarium.

Born to mum Mzungu, and dad Shaba, who call the Canberra zoo home, Themba is also a younger sibling for Kebibi, Nzuri and Khamisi.

The giraffe is the world’s tallest living land mammal – capable of growing in excess of 5 metres.

The gestation period for a giraffe averages 15 months.

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