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One month old baby giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo

At only one-month-old, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's newest arrival is already standing tall - at almost six feet. The reticulated giraffe, a baby boy, was born to proud first-time parents Ijuma and Uno at 7am on September 30. He is expected to grow a staggering inch every day in his first year - equalling an extra four feet in height. Keeper, Louise Jakobsen, said: The new arrival is already showing dad's calmness and mum's inquisitive nature. He's very confident on his long legs now - after starting off mirroring the actions of his keepers, he soon began galloping around the paddock. Louise added: It's Uno's first baby and he has been very curious about the new arrival, showing a lot of interest in him. We keep spotting him peering over to get a better look. Ijuma is also doing a brilliant job as a first-time mum. She's been showing excellent maternal instincts towards h
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November 5, 2012
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