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Photos: Giraffe at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo turns 30 today

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Students from Academy del Sol Charter School feed carrots to Denver the giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo on Feb. 1, 2019. Denver turned 30-years-old on Friday.

Denver the giraffe at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson turned 30-years-old on Friday, Feb. 1.

It's a milestone for giraffes, whose normal life expectancy is 25 years. She's a few months younger than the oldest giraffe in the nation, according to the zoo.

What's her secret? She eats well and watches her weight. Oh, and her mom lived to age 32.

Cody Bryan, 4, cautiously hands a carrot to Denver the giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo on Feb. 1, 2019. 

Colin Lambarth helps two-year-old Augustine feed a carrot to Denver the giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo on Feb. 1, 2019. 

Denver the giraffe at the Reid Park Zoo on Feb. 1, 2019. 

Rick Wiley is the photo editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.