Thursday, January 31, 2008

Small start for giraffe

A baby giraffe was one of the smallest ever seen by zookeepers after she was born two weeks premature. Margaret, a rare Rothschild breed giraffe, is being bottle-fed by keepers at Chester Zoo after mother Fay went into labor early. Although Margaret is only 10-days-old, she is now 5ft tall and already weighs 5st (35kg). There are 600 Rothschild giraffes left in the wild and are more usually seen in the lowlands of Kenya and Uganda.

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