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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announces name of newest giraffe calf

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 00:38:06-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — We now know the name of the newest giraffe calf at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Her name is Viv!

The zoo said this name means life or lively, and matches her personality perfectly.

The youngster was born on July 6th and stood in just 37 minutes. The zoo said that's the fastest their zookeepers have ever seen a giraffe stand.

It's zoo tradition to name new animals 30 days after they're born.