Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Small Fry Giraffe

This adorable baby giraffe is 5ft tall but that is small by giraffes standards. She was born in January of this year and was 2 weeks premature. I want this guy's job!

Most babies who measured 5ft would be considered big - but newborn giraffe Margaret is seen as unusually small for her species. The female Rothschild giraffe was born prematurely at Chester Zoo after mother Fay went into labour two weeks early. Mother and daughter are now doing fine and, thanks to hand-rearing by her keepers, 10-day-old Margaret is now tipping the scales at just over five stone.

Tim Rowlands, 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.(Sky)

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