Houston Zoo's new baby giraffe gets a name

Visitors to the Houston Zoo on this Good Friday got a special treat. The zoo's new baby giraffe made her public debut. The five-day old Masai giraffe strolled around the main yard at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat with mama, Tyra, by her side. After she g

HOUSTON - The newest member of the Houston Zoo's giraffe herd has gotten her official name - Zindzhi!

Pronounced "zeenzee", the name has a South African origin and means 'warrior', according to the Houston Zoo. 

Zindzhi was born April 10 and stood over 6 feet tall and weighed almost 140 pounds. 

Photos: Baby giraffe makes public debut at Houston Zoo

The newest Masai giraffe was introduced to the rest of the herd last week. Baby and mama will continue to spend time in guest-view for parts of each day as long as the weather is nice.

Photos: Houston Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

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