Baby giraffe at Cumbria zoo
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Rare baby giraffe is UK first

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

Staff 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.

  • 18 Feb 2014
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