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Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

Only a couple of days old and already standing 6 foot tall, this baby giraffe has caused quite a stir with the staff at Chester Zoo.

Another great news from the animal kingdom, which seems to be on fire is that an endangered and very rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born in Chester Zoo.

Baby, if it is allowed to be called that, is 1.82-meter tall, is expecting to be named and sexed, was born by her mother Tula and father Meru on Boxing Day.

Brave baby was on its legs only a minute after being born. Rothschild’s giraffes are one of the world’s most endangered and at-risk species. There are only around 1600 left in the wild. The loss of this beautiful animal is mostly to be blamed to poaching and habitat loss.

According to Sarah Roffe, team manager of these creatures, said, “Rothschild’s giraffes are highly endangered and so the arrival of a new calf is a major cause for celebration. It really is the best Christmas gift we could have ever have wished for. Shortly after being born, the calf was up on its feet within minutes, which was really pleasing to see. When it gets a little more used to its long legs it will be introduced to the rest of the herd but, for now, it’s important that mum and calf spend a few days together striking up those early bonds.”