Toledo Zoo welcomes 165-pound newborn giraffe calf

The 165-pound male, Franklin, was born to mom, Tuli, and dad, Rocket.
Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 12:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2023 at 12:15 PM CDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG/Gray News) - The Toledo Zoo announced its giraffe pair had given birth to a new calf on Saturday.

The 165-pound male, Franklin, was born to mom Tuli and dad Rocket.

Both the mother and the baby were examined and found to be in good health.

Zoo staff will introduce Franklin to the rest of the herd over the coming weeks.

He’s expected to make a public appearance at the Africa! exhibit later this month.