Baby giraffe at Maryland Zoo gets named

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 20:50:53-04

The Maryland Zoo's baby giraffe now has a name.

Meet Julius, his name means "youthful, downy-bearded" and represents his bloodline with his father Caesar.

Julius was born at the zoo last week and has been getting specialized care while battling health issues.

He received a plasma transfusion Saturday from an adult giraffe at the Columbus Zoo.

Veterinarians will continue to monitor Julius closely.