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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park has welcomed two female giraffes that were endangered in the wild.

The female giraffe travelled from Woburn Safari Park on Thursday morning and Port Lymphe will join an exclusive group of 14 institutions in the UK to hold Rothschild giraffes.

Adrian Harland, Animal Director said: "We are delighted to be accepted as part of this breeding programme. There are so few Rothschild giraffes in the wild that programmes like this one are essential. I hope, with the arrival of the male Rothschild that we will soon have the patter of tiny hooves."

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Kent wildlife park welcomes new giraffes

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New giraffes are brought into Kent wildlife park Credit: Aspinall Foundation

Kent's biggest wildlife park has welcomed two female Rothschild giraffe that were endangered in the wild.

Two giraffes have arrived at Port Lymphe Wild Animal Park as part of a breeding programme to boost a decreasing number of giraffes in the wild.

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Two giraffes at Port Lymphe animal park Credit: Aspinall Foundation

Want to name this baby giraffe?

Can you help name this baby giraffe? Credit: Philip Joyce

Can you help name this baby giraffe? He's one of Hampshire's newest arrivals but he's lacking a moniker.

Visitors at Marwell wildlife park are being asked to help, by voting on what to call him.

The new arrival is mum Matilda's seventh calf and she is keeping a close eye on the youngster as he explores his new home.

The park’s giraffes have had a successful year of breeding with the arrival of Ruby a female giraffe in January and Olympia another female giraffe, being born in August.

Can you help name this baby giraffe? Credit: Philip Joyce

The possible names for the baby giraffe, born a week ago, are:

Mosi (meaning 'seventh child'), Tumani (meaning 'hope'), Dubaku (meaning 'seventh child'), Ndwiga (Kikuyu origin meaning 'giraffe'), Nsoah (Akan origin meaning 'seventh born').

Cast your vote here.

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