Endangered Giraffe Calf Born at Dublin Zoo

A male Rothschild giraffe was born at the Dublin Zoo last month.
A male Rothschild giraffe was born at the Dublin Zoo last month.

A beautiful male Rothschild giraffe was born Oct. 25 at Dublin Zoo. One of nine subspecies of giraffe, the Rothschild is one of the most endangered, and close to becoming critically endangered. “The calf was born in the giraffe house with the other female members of the herd present. The team watched the birth unfold on our closed circuit cameras. The birth took over an hour and we noticed that the herd was very attentive each step of the way,” said the zoo’s Helen Clarke-Bennett. The baby boy weighed in at nearly 100 pounds and stood 5 feet tall at birth. — Read it at Zooborns and see more cute zoo baby photos

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