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Giraffe birth at Belfast zoo captured on film

3 September 2014 Last updated at 18:48 BST

Visitors to Belfast zoo got a surprise on Monday when a baby giraffe was born in front of them.

The birth was filmed by zoo visitor, Maria Armstrong.

As BBC Newsline's Mark Simpson reports, the calf has been bonding with its mother and keepers have been unable to identify its sex.

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