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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) giving birth. The giraffe has a gestation period of around 15 months, and the calf nurses for about a year. A calf may be two metres in height at birth. An adult giraffe may reach over six metres. The giraffe inhabits the grasslands and forest edges of sub-Saharan Africa. Photographed in Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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