Standing tall: Montgomery giraffe makes first appearance - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Standing tall: Montgomery giraffe makes first appearance

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Zoo and the Mann Wildlife Museum proudly announced Tuesday the birth of  baby Connye, the newest giraffe calf. On Wednesday Connie made her first official appearance to the public. 

Officials at the zoo say the Connye was born on March 23 at the zoo. Since her birth, she and her mother Ashley were removed from display allowing time for one-one-one bonding and nurturing.

Connye made her grand entry into the giraffe exhibit as a part of Mayor Todd Strange's Weekly Media Briefing. Connye and her mom will now be on exhibit from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily, depending on their needs.

The giraffe exhibit at the Montgomery Zoo features the reticulated giraffe species, also known as the Somali giraffe. Their coat consists of large, polygonal, liver-colored spots outlines by the network of bright, white lines. The spots may appear deep red and cover the legs. The average gestation period for a giraffe is about 15 months.

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