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Birth of baby giraffe adds to Belfast Zoo's growing population

Published 07/04/2015

The giraffe which was born at Belfast Zoo, and right, with its mother
The giraffe which was born at Belfast Zoo, and right, with its mother
The giraffe with its mother

There is a new arrival at Belfast Zoo - a beautiful baby Rothschild's giraffe, seen here with its mother in the zoo's Giraffe House.

The cute calf - which hasn't been named yet - was born on Easter Sunday.

Rothschild's giraffes are endangered in their native Kenya, and Belfast Zoo is part of a European breeding programme to help save these beautiful creatures.

The birth of the calf brings to 12 the number of giraffes at the zoo.

According to a spokeswoman it's been a busy Easter at the zoo, with more than 6,200 people visiting during the holiday.

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