KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Zoo Knoxville's newborn baby giraffe is stepping out.
At less than a week old, it took its first steps outside the barn - following mom Frances into the sunlight on Friday.
This is the first calf born at Zoo Knoxville in 17 years.
No word yet if its a boy or a girl - or if they have a name in mind.
The zoo said it is making plans to hold a special after-hours event for annual passholders and Circle of Friends members when they feel the baby is ready to make its public debut.