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Hovatter's Zoo Welcomes Newest Addition

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A three-week-old baby giraffe has found a new home, right here in West Virginia.

Hovatter's Zoo in Kingwood added her to its exotic collection just more than a week ago.

The giraffe has been adjusting well to her new surroundings and has been given a five-day-old old baby camel as a roommate.

Zoo owner Bryan Hovatter said the giraffe is rare because she was born as a twin.

"What happens is a female gets older, and she is less likely to produce, and she is almost done producing so actually her egg splits and that's why it resulted in twins being born," said Hovatter.

The baby giraffe will make her public debut on Saturday at Hovatter's Zoo in Kingwood.

The zoo also has an 18-foot male giraffe that will eat carrots right from your mouth.