Most babies measuring 5ft would be considered big, but newborn
giraffe, Margaret, at Chester Zoo, UK is seen as unusually small for
her species. HOW SWEET!! She is one of the smallest giraffes ever
born at Chester Zoo but pint-sized Margaret will soon be an animal
to look up to.
Little Margaret, who is the first female Rothschild giraffe born
at the zoo, is being hand-reared by her dedicated keepers. The first
calf for six-year-old mum Fay, Margaret, who was born two weeks
early, tipped the scales at just 34 kilos and is a mere 5ft tall.
Tim Rowland, team leader of the Giraffe's section, said:
'Margaret is potentially one of the smallest giraffe calves we have
ever seen. Fay isn't the largest of giraffes and Margaret was also
early which might go some way to explaining her size. 'Margaret was
having difficulty suckling so our keeping team are now hand-rearing