Baby giraffe born at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO (WCMH) — The Toledo Zoo has some big news to share, as a new baby giraffe has joined the zoo family.

Kipenzi (which means “beloved” or “precious one” in Swahili) was born Monday evening. The zoo says she weight 130 pounds and stands 67 inches tall.

Kipenzi and her mother Elli are doing well and are off exhibit, the zoo says.

Masai giraffes are native to Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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