• Topeka Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe; another expected soon

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    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Topeka Zoo is welcoming a newborn giraffe.

    Abi, one of two pregnant giraffes at the zoo, gave birth Wednesday to a baby named Konza.

    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the calf has been expected since late June when staff first thought Abi could go into labor.

    Zoo officials announced in March that Abi, who is 7, and 8-year-old Hope were pregnant. The calves were conceived with Sgt. Peppers, who was transferred to Topeka from Oklahoma City in 2013.

    Hope is expected to give birth within a month.

    Hope was born at the Topeka Zoo in 2010. Abi arrived in Topeka in 2015 from the Albuquerque, New Mexico, BioPark Zoo

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    Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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