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Lion Country Safari welcomes 3rd baby giraffe born at the nature preserve this year

Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 30, 2018

Lion Country Safari welcomed another baby giraffe, the third born at the Palm Beach County nature preserve this year!

According to a news release, the latest baby, a female they have named Amanzi, was born at 4:50 p.m. on April 23 during an afternoon thunderstorm.

Amanzi, which means water in the Zulu language, was born in front of of guests driving through the preserve just before closing.

The baby giraffe is 6 feet tall and weighs 167 pounds.

While two calves born in February at Lion Country Safari have recently joined the rest of the herd, Amanzi can be seen in a maternity area with mom, Lily.

Lily, who is 9-years-old and father Cupid, who is 13-year-olds, are experienced parents. Lily has birthed four calves and Cupid has sired 12 babies!