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One-year-old giraffe leaving Cincinnati Zoo

Nasha (Photo credit: Cincinnati Zoo) Nasha (Photo credit: Cincinnati Zoo)

The Cincinnati Zoo's one-year-old giraffe will soon be calling the Nashville Zoo home. 

Nasha will be heading to her new home later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young. Her transfer was recommended by The Association Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Plan to provide her new herd with genetic diversity.

"Moving Nasha to Nashville is a good thing for the future of the captive population, and it gives us needed room to continue with our breeding program,” said Bob Lessnau, Cincinnati Zoo’s Director of Animal Collections.

Nasha was born on April 28, 2014 where the Cincinnati Zoo live-tweeted her birth.

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