People Staff
July 15, 2005 03:00 PM

Angelina Jolie’s newly adopted daughter, Zahara, was released Friday from a weeklong stay at a New York-area hospital after being treated for dehydration and malnutrition, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“Jolie has been wonderful,” says pediatrician Dr. Jane Aronson. “The baby is doing great. And most importantly they have bonded.”

Jolie, 30, who adopted 6-month-old Zahara in Ethiopia earlier this month, also wants to correct a recent tabloid report that showed a photograph of a woman identified as Zahara’s grandmother.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Wide Horizons For Children, the organization through which Jolie adopted the baby, says, “The photo is not the woman who they claim it is and the quotes are fabricated.”

Zahara has no living siblings, according to sources. Her father is unknown, and it is assumed that her mother died of AIDS a month after Zahara was born.

“Due to devastation by war, drought and HIV, almost two million children are currently orphaned in Ethiopia,” says a Wide Horizons spokesperson. “Many are being cared for by members of their extended family and community.”

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