Greenville Zoo’s latest addition — a newly born baby giraffe — is healthy and eating, city spokesperson Beth Brotherton said Monday morning. 

The calf, yet to be named, nursed for the first time around 7 p.m. Sunday night after it was born around 2:30 p.m., according to a press release. The calf was standing on its own by 3:08 p.m. 

The baby is 14-year-old female giraffe Autumn’s sixth calf. 

Zoo staff expect to confirm the baby’s gender at a veterinarian visit Monday afternoon, Brotherton said in a text message. 

The calf will nurse for nine to 12 months and will begin eating foliage at around two months old. It will double in size in its first year of life, according to the press release. 

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