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Rare giraffe born in Chester Zoo baby boom

Keepers and conservationists at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare giraffe.

Millie, the Rothschild giraffe calf Credit: Chester Zoo

The Rothschild giraffe calf, the world’s most endangered sub-species of giraffe, was born to first-time mum Orla after a 14 ½ month pregnancy.

Millie and her mother Credit: Chester Zoo

Despite being just a few days old the calf, which keepers have named Millie, is already towering over them at six feet high.

Millie and her mother Credit: Chester Zoo

Millie follows two Asian elephants, two black rhinos, two Sumatran orangutans, two giant otter pups, an okapi and more in being born in the last six months