Indianapolis Zoo Welcomes Adorable Baby Giraffe

The Indianapolis Zoo welcomed a new giraffe calf to its herd on November 8.

The calf, a male, was born to first-time mother Kita following a 14-month pregnancy. The calf weighed 137 pounds and stood six feet tall at birth.

Zookeepers said the calf is curious, following close behind mom and nursing well. Other members of the giraffe herd have shown interest in interacting with the newborn, even licking the calf through the stall fence.

The new family is expected to make its public debut in spring, the zoo said, after wintering indoors. Credit: Indianapolis Zoo via Storyful