Death of newborn giraffe

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the death of a male Rothschild’s giraffe born early yesterday morning.

The firstborn offspring of five-year-old female, Josie, and male, Kubwa, aged 13, died within 10 hours of birth.   Despite a normal delivery, recorded on CCTV footage, the youngster struggled to survive and died late yesterday afternoon.   On a happier note, seven-week-old Rothschild’s female Kito, born to mum, Mia, on February 25 is thriving and has settled well into the family group.