Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to announce its newest arrival giraffe calf, born at the Zoo on July 11.

The now four-week-old giraffe weighed 105 pounds and stood 5 feet tall at birth and is the second born to parents Charlie and Ginger.

'We are very excited about this latest addition to our giraffe herd,' said John Davis, curator of mammals. 'The calf is doing very well and growing at a steady pace, but he won't be full grown until about 5 years old.'

Adult giraffes can reach >Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to foster appreciation and concern for all living things. Riverbanks is located at 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. The Botanical Garden entrance is located at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Admission is $11.75 for adults, $9.25 for children ages 3 ' 12 free for children 2 and under. Group rates and other discounts may apply. Year-round membership packages are also available. For more information, call Riverbanks at 803.779.8717, visit www.riverbanks.org or www.facebook.com/riverbankszoo. and