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Half-awake but sleeping Such modest slumber make sperm whales the species least needy of sleep on the planet, dethroning giraffes who spend some 8% of their day in slumber.
The zoo said one of their giraffes gave birth to a 152-pound, 5 foot, 10 inch male calf on Sept. 2.
Correction, April 21, 2017: The sixth question of this quiz misstated the location of the giraffe.
The giraffe, whose mother is Celina, will get a name later, a company spokeswoman said.
With giraffe costumes and make-up running wild on Pinterest (up 1,200 percent from last year, unless someone made a typo), what a great time to dress as the ever-pregnant and finally a mom April the Giraffe.
And through it all, Americans tuned in by the millions to watch a giraffe go into labor live on YouTube.
Perhaps most famously, an image that Turner shot of giraffe in Amboseli National Park in Kenya while on assignment for the oil company Esso in 1964 became the cover art for Brazilian artist Antonio Carlos Jobims’ 1967 album Wave.
On Thanksgiving day, Busch Gardens announced its new little addition — a baby male giraffe born at 6-foot-tall and weighing 150 pounds.
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First Known Use: circa 1600See Words from the same year
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