At a wiry but sturdy 85 kilograms (187 pounds), the still unnamed boy is the son of Jacky, an 11-year-old female, and Buddy, a six-year-old male that was brought in from neighboring Chile.
The new giraffe made a grand entrance by dropping from more than a meter high when his mother gave birth.
Crowds have flocked to the museum’s newest attraction, and Argentine children on their winter holiday have been asked to submit ideas for his name.
The lucky name-picker will become an honorary godparent, officials said.
The tallest animals on earth, adult giraffes can sometimes hit six meters (19.6 feet) in height and live to be 30.
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