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'The herd was very attentive each step of the way' - Dublin Zoo celebrates new giraffe calf

Published 05/11/2015 | 14:04

REPRO FREE Thursday, 5th November 2015
Dublin Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. The calf stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg. The calf made his first outside appearance in the African Savanna on Wednesday (28th October), at four days old. He joins a herd of eight giraffes at Dublin Zoo.
 For further information on Dublin Zoo’s giraffes, visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo or www.dublinzoo.ie
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For more information, please contact:
Joanne O’ Sullivan / James Kavanagh
PSG Communications
Tel: 00 353 01 634 2512 / 086 1566985 / 01 634 2515 / 086 4135334
dublinzoo@psgcomms.ie
© Patrick Bolger Photography
REPRO FREE Thursday, 5th November 2015 Dublin Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. The calf stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg. The calf made his first outside appearance in the African Savanna on Wednesday (28th October), at four days old. He joins a herd of eight giraffes at Dublin Zoo.  For further information on Dublin Zoo’s giraffes, visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo or www.dublinzoo.ie ENDS For more information, please contact: Joanne O’ Sullivan / James Kavanagh PSG Communications Tel: 00 353 01 634 2512 / 086 1566985 / 01 634 2515 / 086 4135334 dublinzoo@psgcomms.ie © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
REPRO FREE Thursday, 5th November 2015 Dublin Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. The calf stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg. The calf made his first outside appearance in the African Savanna on Wednesday (28th October), at four days old. He joins a herd of eight giraffes at Dublin Zoo.  For further information on Dublin Zoo’s giraffes, visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo or www.dublinzoo.ie ENDS For more information, please contact: Joanne O’ Sullivan / James Kavanagh PSG Communications Tel: 00 353 01 634 2512 / 086 1566985 / 01 634 2515 / 086 4135334 dublinzoo@psgcomms.ie © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography

Dublin Zoo's new giraffe calf already has his posing down to a tee.

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The male Rothschild giraffe is less than two weeks old and he already knows how to work the camera.

The calf, born on Sunday, October 25 at 10.30pm, stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg.

Staying indoors the first few days, the calf ventured outside for the first time at four days old.

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography

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 is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. © Patrick Bolger Photography

This giraffe joins a herd of eight at Dublin Zoo.

 “The calf was born in the giraffe house with the other female members of the herd present," team leader at Dublin Zoo, Helen Clarke-Bennett said.

REPRO FREE Thursday, 5th November 2015
Dublin Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. The calf stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg. The calf made his first outside appearance in the African Savanna on Wednesday (28th October), at four days old. He joins a herd of eight giraffes at Dublin Zoo.
 For further information on Dublin Zoo’s giraffes, visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo or www.dublinzoo.ie
ENDS
For more information, please contact:
Joanne O’ Sullivan / James Kavanagh
PSG Communications
Tel: 00 353 01 634 2512 / 086 1566985 / 01 634 2515 / 086 4135334
dublinzoo@psgcomms.ie
© Patrick Bolger Photography
REPRO FREE Thursday, 5th November 2015 Dublin Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild giraffe, born Sunday 25th October at 10.30pm. The calf stands tall at 1.5 meters and weighs an estimated 45kg. The calf made his first outside appearance in the African Savanna on Wednesday (28th October), at four days old. He joins a herd of eight giraffes at Dublin Zoo.  For further information on Dublin Zoo’s giraffes, visit www.facebook.com/dublinzoo or www.dublinzoo.ie ENDS For more information, please contact: Joanne O’ Sullivan / James Kavanagh PSG Communications Tel: 00 353 01 634 2512 / 086 1566985 / 01 634 2515 / 086 4135334 dublinzoo@psgcomms.ie © Patrick Bolger Photography

"The team watched the birth unfold on our closed circuit cameras.

"The birth took over an hour and we noticed that the herd was very attentive each step of the way. We’re very excited about this addition to the Dublin Zoo herd.”

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