North Yorkshire, UK: This Christmas is very special for the Flamingo Land resort Yorkshire. The park has had a very special delivery – just in time for Christmas. A Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born in the park during the holiday season and is already standing.
Mom and her baby are doing well and everyone is happy with the new arrival.
Ross Snipp, zoo manager, said: “This is wonderful news and the most perfect Christmas present we could have hoped for.
“Our family of Rothschild’s giraffes continues to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to starting the New Year with a new addition to the group.”
The calf, which has not yet been sexed or named, made its first faltering steps less than an hour after birth.
Newborn giraffes may look tiny next to their mums but are around 6ft tall when they are born.
Information Source: Flamingo Land resort Yorkshire
Photo courtesy of Flamingo Land resort Yorkshire head keeper Sam de Belle