The hot weather broke this week just in time for me to visit the Dickerson Park Zoo to see the newest giraffe calf. "Mrefu" pronounced m-REH-fu (rhymes with you). It is the Swahili word for tall. He's not that tall today, but just wait! The giraffe are one of my favorite animals to visit at the zoo, they are just so striking in color and so calm. This zoo has a very successful breeding program for the giraffe and have numerous calves each year.
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