Baby Giraffe Arrives In Time For Christmas: ZooBorns

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 29, 201613 views
Published: December 29, 2016

CHESTER Zoo is celebrating after a rare breed of giraffe was born on Boxing Day. The Rothschild’s calf, which would have fallen more than 6ft during its birth, is the product of Chester Zoo’s endangered species breeding programme. The Rothschild’s giraffe is one of the worlds most at risk animals due to poaching and habitat loss, with experts estimating numbers of less than 1,600 left in the wild. The newest addition to Chester Zoo - who is yet to be sexed and named - is already standing at an impressive 6ft and was up and bonding with his mum Tula within minutes of entering the world.

Videographer / director: ZooBrons
Producer: Eve Wagstaff, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

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