Kaiser the Rothschild Giraffe
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Kaiser the rare giraffe revealed to public

One of the world's rarest giraffes has been born in captivity in the UK and has been shown to the public for the first time.

The Rothschild Giraffe, called Kaiser, was born two weeks ago at Longleat safari park and measures six feet tall.

The future of the species hangs in the balance in the wild with only around 600 left in Africa.

In Wiltshire, it's hoped that Kaiser will play a crucial role in future breeding programmes.

Will Glennon reports.

  • 17 Aug 2010