Baby giraffe makes debut at Tanganyika this weekend

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GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) -

The 50th giraffe born at Tanganyika Wildlife Park will be on display for the first time this Saturday.

In celebration of the new arrival and Memorial Day Weekend, the park will officer a 25 percent discount May 27 through 29 for U.S. military personnel and their families with a military ID.

The new giraffe is female and her parents are Tanganyika resident giraffes Dudley and Isis, named after the Egyptian goddess of fertility. The park said she is healthy and doing well at just over 6 feet tall and 158 pounds.

The baby girl giraffe does not yet have a name. Guests who attend Tanganyika’s upcoming evening fundraising event, the Twilight Tour, at the Park on Saturday, June 10, will have an option to enter a naming contest for the 50th Tanganyika giraffe.

The park is located at 1000 South Hawkins Lane in Goddard. 

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