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Your morning adorable: Giraffe calf takes a drink

June 17, 2009 | 11:28 am

Giraffe calf

The Magdeburg Zoo in eastern Germany welcomed a male giraffe calf June 7. Already the little fellow is consuming more than a gallon of milk a day!

Giraffes' gestation period is more than a year (400 to 460 days is normal), so the Magdeburg Zoo has been waiting for this calf for quite some time.  At birth, giraffes often stand 6 feet tall!

For another photo of the new calf, click the jump.

Giraffe calf

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo credits: Jens Schlueter / AFP/Getty Images

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