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Clifford, a male reticulated giraffe, celebrated his 7th (Credit: Heather Walsh)

Clifford, a male reticulated giraffe, celebrated his 7th birthday at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. (July 6, 2013)

Giraffe at LI zoo celebrates birthday

Clifford the giraffe celebrated his 7th birthday at his seasonal home at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville, where he gorged on a platter of kale, carrots and bananas in front of about a dozen friends and admirers.

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Clifford the giraffe hovers over a platter of bananas, carrots and kale made in celebration of his 7th birthday at his seasonal home at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. Menlida Novak, vice president and co-owner of the Game Farm, holds the treats as visitors join in the celebration. (July 6, 2013)

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Clifford the giraffe celebrates his 7th birthday at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville, his seasonal home. The Game Farm acquired him about a year ago from Florida, where he spends the coldest months of the year. (July 6, 2013)

Clifford, a male reticulated giraffe, celebrated his 7th
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Clifford, a male reticulated giraffe, celebrated his 7th birthday at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. (July 6, 2013)

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Clifford the giraffe hovers over a platter of
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Clifford the giraffe hovers over a platter of bananas, carrots and kale made in celebration of his 7th birthday at his seasonal home at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. Menlida Novak, vice president and co-owner of the Game Farm, holds the treats as visitors join in the celebration. (July 6, 2013)

Jason Tellstone, of Shirley, helps his son Anthony,
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Jason Tellstone, of Shirley, helps his son Anthony, 2, feed Clifford the giraffe during a celebration for the camelopard's 7th birthday at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. (July 6, 2013)

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