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
- From the section Science & Environment