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Shocking: Mother Giraffe delivers a 6 foot long baby Giraffe

  • Unusually the mother gave birth during the day which allowed keepers to film it. She (Sangha) had been regnant for around 14 months.
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    Unusually the mother gave birth during the day which allowed keepers to film it. She (Sangha) had been regnant for around 14 months.

  • The birth was important as Rothschild's Giraffe are the most endangered of all the giraffe species.
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    The birth was important as Rothschild's Giraffe are the most endangered of all the giraffe species.

  • The baby's father is a 10 year old called Yoda. Sangha and her breeding partner Yoda had another calf, a male, in August last year but it died shortly after birth.
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    The baby's father is a 10 year old called Yoda. Sangha and her breeding partner Yoda had another calf, a male, in August last year but it died shortly after birth.

  • The baby was born six foot tall and was running around within hours.
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    The baby was born six foot tall and was running around within hours.

  • There are only 670 Rothschild's giraffes in the world, making them rare than Giant Pandas.
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    There are only 670 Rothschild's giraffes in the world, making them rare than Giant Pandas.

  • This unnamed female Rothschild's Giraffe was born at Paignton Zoo in Devon on Saturday.
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    This unnamed female Rothschild's Giraffe was born at Paignton Zoo in Devon on Saturday.

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