Cincinnati Zoo names its new baby giraffe

Theo the Giraffe

FILE – In a Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, a newborn giraffe roams an enclosure with its herd at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in Cincinnati. The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials said in a news release Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 that they picked that name because it means “divine gift.”AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – The Cincinnati Zoo says its new baby giraffe now has a name.

The male calf was born Nov. 23 and has been named Theo. Zoo leaders say they picked that name because it means “divine gift.” 

Theo was sired by Kimba, a 12-year-old male giraffe who died last month of complications after surgery on his hooves. 

Officials say he is the 17th giraffe born at the zoo. 

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