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Watch this adorable newborn giraffe take its first wobbly steps


Watch out world! This adorable newborn giraffe just took its first wobbly steps at the Cincinnati Zoo.

This 6-foot-tall, 100-pound bundle of joy started walking and, naturally, taking a few tumbles just an hour after birth, according to CNN. 

Cece the giraffe gave birth to this little cutie in just 30 minutes on July 27, according to the zoo's website. Zoo officials said it can take up to six hours for a giraffe to give birth so 30 minutes was "incredibly fast."

"Cece gave us a good indication that something was happening when she refused to leave her stall to go outside this morning," Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo, said in a press release. 

Cece and her calf will spend a few days bonding in Giraffe Ridge before going on exhibit with the zoo's other female giraffes, Tessa and Jambo. 

So far, the calf doesn't have a name, but many on social media have suggested that zoo officials choose a name to go along with the baby giraffe's unique, heart-shaped spot. 

"The baby looks great," said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. "We're very pleased with the way first-time-mom Cece handled labor and delivery."

Another female giraffe is expected to give birth in just a month. 

According to a press release from the zoo, the gestation period for giraffes is 15 months and the babies drop to the ground head-first when they are born. 

Zoo keepers add rubber mats and up to eight extra inches of sawdust to cushion the newborn's fall. 

This is the 14th giraffe born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1889. 

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