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Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Giraffe

Nothing, I mean nothing is more beautiful than a Rothschild giraffe. The EYES have it!!!


Her eyes are beautiful. Most babies measuring 5 ft would be considered big, but newborn giraffe, Margaret, at Chester Zoo, UK is seen as unusually small for her species. She is one of the smallest giraffes ever born at Chester Zoo but pint-sized Margaret will soon be an animal to look up to.

Little Margaret, who is the first female Rothschild giraffe born at the zoo, is being hand-reared by her dedicated keepers. The first calf for six-year-old mum Fay, Margaret, who was born two weeks early,
tipped the scales at just 34 kilos (75 lbs) and is a mere 5 ft tall.
Tim Rowland's, team leader of the Giraffes section, said, 'Margaret is one of the smallest giraffe calves we have ever seen. Fay isn't the largest of giraffes and Margaret was also early which might go some way to explaining her size. 'Margaret was having difficulty suckling so our keeping team are now hand-rearing her.


12 comments:

Farmchick said...

How precious....

texwisgirl said...

such a precious little face!

Canyon Girl said...

Thank you for posting these pictures. Margaret is simply adorable.--Inger

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness she is so cute! I thought at first it was stuffed not real! sandie

Mountain Mama said...

What a little cutie!!! I have never seen a baby giraffe.

Dawn said...

Absolutely precious!

fishducky said...
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fishducky said...

Absolutely precious!

Knitty said...

Such sweet photos! I've sent a link to this entry to my niece who loves giraffes. Thank you for posting this!

Lady Di Tn said...

Beautiful. I would love to help feed her. Peace

Allison said...

Beautiful pictures! Love those eyes... awwww!

Sailor said...

Beautiful Picture!