Thursday, 20 February 2014

'Rare' West African giraffe born at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

A West African giraffe - said to be "one of the rarest animals on the planet" - has been born at a Cumbrian wildlife park.

Bosses at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness believe it is the first of its type to be born in the UK.

They said there were only a few dozen in captivity and no more than 450 in the wild in Niger, West Africa.

The newborn is female but has not yet been named.

'Everyone excited'
It was discovered earlier by keepers at the park and was born to mother Elouise and father Dayo.

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