Masai Giraffe Calf Born, NZP

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Marg, one of the Masai giraffes at the National Zoological Park, gives birth to a calf, her 13th birth. At the age of 27, she is thought to be the oldest Masai giraffe in captivity and this is the oldest age at which a giraffe is known to have reproduced.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," August 1986, p. 2.

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June 6, 1986


  • Animals
  • Zoos
  • Childbirth
  • Giraffe

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