We like to imagine that it was a celebration of The Lion King proportions at the Houston Zoo early Monday morning, when female Masai giraffe Neema gave birth to a healthy male calf.
Given that the days-old giraffe already measures a solid six feet tall, the name seems fitting.
Yao — the giraffe edition — was standing on his own at just an hour old, and has spent the week becoming acquainted with the rest of the zoo's herd. He will meet the public for the first time at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the African Forest giraffe exhibit.
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