It’s a girl! New Woodland Park Zoo baby giraffe is a healthy female

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SEATTLE – It’s a girl! And it’s ridiculously, painfully cute.

The Woodland Park Zoo announced Wednesday that its newborn giraffe calf is a female.

Born to 8-year-old Tufani early Tuesday morning, the calf is a 5-foot-9, 149 pound “bundle of joy,” the zoo said in a release.

“She is already bonding with mom and curious about all of the keepers and animal health staff who have been visiting her barn,” the zoo said.

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The calf hasn't yet been named.

The zoo said the calf had good scores on its neonatal exams, and will now have to learn to nurse.

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