Just in time for fall, the Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating a special delivery: a female giraffe.
The yet-to-be-named giraffe was born September 26, 2013 and is the sister of Sergeant Peppers who was born in January. The female arrived and is already a fan-favorite.
"Both mom and calf are doing well," said Jaimee Flinchbaugh, Zoo hoofstock supervisor. "Ellie is a doting mom and her calf is full of energy, personality and spunk."
As long as weather conditions allow it, you can visit the new arrival who, at just 5 days old, stands six feet tall!
The average gestation period for a giraffe calf is 15 months. Giraffes give birth while and standing and the calf stands within one hour.
Wanna see the addition? Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 3-11 and seniors over 65. The best time to see the girl is mid-morning to early afternoon.
Click here to see pictures from the zoo!