Wildlife news: Rare giraffe's arrival gives huge boost to endangered subspecies

A DOTING mother giraffe cannot wait to lick her newborn calf into shape after its arrival at a leading British safari park. Devoted Savannah groomed the youngster with her long, purple tongue as part of a vital bonding ceremony shortly after birth.

The six foot tall youngster’s arrival at Bedfordshire’s Woburn Safari Park this week is an important boost for one of the rarest giraffes in the world.

Savannah and the unnamed calf’s father, Casper, are Rothschild’s giraffes, a race numbering as few as 1,600 in the wild and officially classed as Endangered on the Red List of Threatened Species.

Woburn has a small herd of around 15 of the distinctive giraffes, identifiable by their dark brown blotched...
source: Express

2018-09-14 17:47
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