GREENWICH, Conn. -- The first giraffe ever to be born in the state of Connecticut came into the world at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich on Friday - and now you have the chance to name her.
The center is accepting names for the newborn giraffe on its website through Friday .
The newborn giraffe is a rare Rothschild giraffe, native to Africa. There are fewer than 670 of this particular kind of giraffe left in the wild.
Petal, a 6-year-old Rothschild giraffe, gave birth to a female calf after a relatively short labor. Several other giraffes watched the event, the release said.
The calf was standing on its own within 30 minutes of its birth, according to the center.
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