Let me direct your gaze away from the pregnant-giraffe livecam for a moment. I know you're waiting with bated breath for April at New York's Animal Adventure Park to finally give birth. But you'll want to see this. Akili, a giraffe at the Memphis Zoo, gave birth to her first calf on April 3, with the zoo announcing the birth on Monday.
The new calf is named Bogey and he's just as adorable as you'd expect. Reticulated giraffe babies typically come in at 6 feet (1.8 meters) in height and weigh over 100 pounds (45 kilograms). A photo of the newbie with a zookeeper shows him already towering over the human. Bogey could eventually tip the scales at around 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms).
Bogey is not currently on exhibit. "Akili did not provide appropriate maternal behavior, so the zoo's animal caretakers have stepped in to hand-rear the infant," the Memphis Zoo says. "This is not unusual, as Akili is a first-time mother."