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Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe calf.

They write:

Born in the early hours of Thursday, 12th September, the healthy giraffe calf stands at 1.8 meters tall and weighs an estimated 60kg. The newborn joins the rest of the giraffe herd at Dublin Zoo, along with its mother Casey and father Tafari, in the African Savanna.

Zoo Keeper at Dublin Zoo, Pamela O’Brien said: “We are very excited about the latest addition to the giraffe herd. Casey, his mother is doing an excellent job and is very attentive to her newborn. The calf is full of energy and very inquisitive!”

The Rothschild giraffe is one of the most threatened of the nine sub-species of giraffe. Rothschild male giraffes grow to six metres in height and can weigh over 2000kg. Fewer than 670 remain in the wild.

Dublin Zoo

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This afternoon.

Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin

President Higgins and Sabina inspect the viewing area of Sea Lion Cove, the “biggest and most exciting development” undertaken by Dublin Zoo.

Joanne O’Sullivan writes:

The New saltwater habitat was inspired by the natural enviroment of the California Sea Lions and includes a state of the art water filtration plant. The most spectacular feature is the new deep saltwater pool and viewing area that allows visitors to observe the sea lions swimming underwater through glass….

Dublin Zoo

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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He’s Baako, baby!

He looked nothing like a Geoffrey, in fairness.

Previously: Does He Look Like A Geoffrey?

Pic: UTV screengrab

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Belfast Zoo are celebrating the arrival of the first Western lowland gorilla to be born at the zoo in 16 years.

The little one needs a name and you can help by voting on the zoo’s Facebook page.

Your choice is from the following:

Geoffrey
Baako (which means ‘first born child’)
Kwame (which means ‘Saturday’s child’)
Mango
Goliath (gorillas are the largest primate)
Babatunde (which means ‘return of the father’)

Are Belfast Zoo trying to tell us something?

FIGHT!

A little miracle arrives at the gorilla house (Belfast Zoo)