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Christmas comes early at Whipsnade

The chimps at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire got a Christmas treat this morning, waking up to wrapped presents in their enclosure.

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Zoo's newest arrival is over six feet tall!

New giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo

At just four weeks old, Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire's newest arrival is already standing tall - at almost six feet! The reticulated giraffe, a baby girl, took her first wobbly steps an hour after birth. She will be named by visitors to the zoo.

Four week old. baby girl giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo.

Over the next few weeks she will be introduced to the rest of the herd at Whipsnade including her one year old half brother Jengo.

Giraffes settle into new home

Zookeepers in Bedfordshire have thrown a house-warming party for their giraffes as they move into their brand new home.

Giraffe Heights at Whipsnade Zoo includes a re-vamped barn and a 9ft-high viewing platform for visitors.

To celebrate the opening of the new attraction, which will bring people face-to-face with the animals for the first time, keepers dished up their favourite treats in giant wicker teacups - frozen carrot and cabbage cupcakes

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Housewarming for Whipsnade giraffes

Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo have a new house Credit: ITV News Anglia

Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, are getting ready to move into their new home.

Their refurbished barn includes a nine-foot high viewing platform, which will allow up to 300 visitors to get face to face with them for the first time, as well as offering views across the entire giraffe paddock.

Weigh-in for all creatures great and small

by Claire McGlasson

All the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, from little lemurs to enormous elephants, are being weighed and measured in an annual survey.

It's a huge task for keepers as they began the task of cataloguing each one of its 2,500 animals. The heights and weights of 200 species are being recorded.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

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