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Meet Kora: Dallas Zoo announces name of its newest baby giraffe

The female calf and her mom, Chrystal, will make appearances at the giraffe feed yard, the zoo said.

Dallas Zoo visitors will soon get the chance to meet the zoo’s smallest, tallest animal, a baby giraffe who recently got her name.

On Tuesday, the zoo revealed the name of the baby giraffe that was born in late March: Kora.

The female calf, born to parents Chrystal and Tebogo on March 19, was named after Kora National Park in Kenya, the zoo said.

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Kora and mom Chrystal will now make regular appearances in the giraffe feed yard, the zoo said, after spending time private bonding time together.


The zoo also welcomed several baby primates in the past few months.

Four black-and-white ruffed lemurs, the first of their species born at the zoo in more than 30 years, were born March 7. Twin emperor tamarin monkeys were born to parents Lettie and Roger on March 29 and are being housed in the Tamarin Treetops exhibit in Zoo North.

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