MEMPHIS, TENN. - The pitter patter of little hooves can be heard at the Giraffe Exhibit at the Memphis Zoo.
Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, "Marilyn," a 19-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to "Maliki," a baby girl weighing 115 pounds. This is the fourth calf for Marilyn, and the sixth sired by "Kenya." This addition brings the Zoo's giraffe herd to a total of nine. Maliki is the sixth baby giraffe in seven years.
"Marilyn is a great, experienced mother," says Matt Thompson,...