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Iowa zoo welcomes new baby giraffe

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DES MOINES (WHO) -

There's a new addition at the Blank Park Zoo.

Lizzy was born on December 6th. She was a surprise pregnancy to her mother, who is past reproductive age.

Her birth is significant because the number of giraffes are falling fast in the wild.

You can meet Lizzy in person, likely in March, when a new exhibit at the zoo is complete.

The zoo is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year, and Lizzy's arrival was the icing on the cake.

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