PHOENIX - There's a week-old giraffe to meet at the Phoenix Zoo.
The zoo announced the birth of the female Masai giraffe Tuesday and said she is being cared for by her protective mama, Imara. The mother-daughter duo will stay in the giraffe barn until the newborn is old enough to be introduced to other animals in the zoo's Savanna habitat.
The girl calf does not yet have a name and the zoo will be hosting a baby naming contest next week.
This is Phoenix Zoo’s second giraffe birth in the past year. Siku, a female Masai giraffe, was born last September to mom, Sunshine.
Despite only being born June 26, the new giraffe is already a character. She seems to love the camera and is excited to meet everyone once she and her mom are cleared to go home to the Savanna exhibit.
The Phoenix Zoo said it will be updating its social accounts with photos and videos of the new baby as well as releasing details about the name contest next week.