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Cutest Baby Animals at U.S. Zoos

Cutest Baby Animals at U.S. Zoos: Lulu, Maasai Giraffe, Cincinnati Zoo

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Lulu, Masai Giraffe, Cincinnati Zoo

Lulu was a social media star before she was even born. As her mother, five-year-old Tessa, delivered her in October 2012, every detail was live-tweeted on Twitter with a #giraffebirth hash tag that quickly went viral. At 8:27 a.m., followers learned that the 150-pound calf was out. At 9:14 a.m., they found out that she stood up for the first time. And at 9:44 a.m., they heard that she was nursing. Those who want to glimpse Lulu and Tessa “IRL” (that’s “in real life”) can visit mom and baby at the Giraffe Ridge exhibit.

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