Ohio zoo optimistic about giraffe that broke leg

CINCINNATI (AP) - A baby giraffe that suffered a broken leg has been given a checkup and a new cast at Cincinnati's zoo, where keepers say they're guardedly optimistic.

Zoo Director of Animal Collections David Oehler says in a statement that Tuesday's exam showed the leg is healing. But, as he puts it, 8-week-old Zuri is "not out of the woods yet."

The female giraffe was found with an injured right rear leg on May 19. The first keeper arriving at the zoo's Giraffe Ridge area that morning noticed that Zuri was limping as she tried to stand.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says Zuri will be examined again in another week or more.