Tanganyika welcomes baby giraffe just before Christmas

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GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) -

Tanganyika Wildlife Park has announced the birth of a giraffe, which arrived just in time for Christmas.

The giraffe born just before the holiday is the fourth born at the park this year and the 53rd of all time. The baby is the daughter of Ismene's. 

The park is located at 1037 South 183rd Street West in Goddard.

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