Ugh, this world. Horrible! It is hard not to feel ground down sometimes. But when you need a lift, maybe take a look at the face of the SF Zoo's newest guest, this little baby giraffe? (Go ahead, save the photo, I'll wait.)


This female giraffe calf was born in the Zoo's Bernard Osher Foundation Giraffe Barn on Friday at 9:40 a.m., the SF Zoo tells us today. Her 7-year-old mom, Barbro, is also known as the Zoo's tallest female giraffe, they said in 2014.

Her dad is Floyd, who the Zoo notes "has fathered a number of giraffes at the Zoo," including another female calf with Kristin back in 2013. (So that's how it is in that family.)

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Barbro is also mother to 2-year-old Sarah, the Zoo says. In total, there are currently six giraffes in the SF Zoo's herd.

Both Barbro and the calf, who has yet to be named, are doing well. "The calf stood up and took her first steps within 30 minutes of birth" the Zoo says via press release, and is "already more than six-feet tall!"

Photo: SF Zoo

"You can’t help but fall in love with this calf the moment you see her," Zoo president Tanya Peterson says...but that adoration will have to wait! The baby and her mom are currently not on public display, the Zoo says, as they need privacy to bond. They'll rejoin the full herd "in the coming days," the Zoo says, at which time your love affair with the baby can really kick into gear.

Photo: SF Zoo