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Spotless Giraffe Born

A giraffe calf born at Bright’s Zoo in Tennessee is drawing attention from around the world for her unique feature— she was born without the quintessential giraffe patches. The spotless wonder, who was born at 6 feet tall, is thought to be the only solid colored giraffe on the planet. The calf is a reticulated giraffe, one of four giraffe species, and her birth has brought much needed attention to giraffe conservation. There are only 16,000 reticulated giraffes remaining, with this new calf being the only spotless one among them. Bright’s Zoo is currently having a naming contest for the calf, with the options being Kipekee, Firyali, Shakiri, or Jamella.

Image via Bright’s Zoo

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