Photos Of The Year 2017 By PD's John Burgess

Safari West keepers Erika Mittleman, Katie Toole, Jen Bates and Marie Barbera pull a Masai giraffe from her mother Jamala when the birth failed to progress after a couple of hours. The baby shares her birthday with her mother who turned 20 on Aug. 30, 2017. (photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)