Baby giraffe named after 3 week wait

Valentino the Giraffe
Valentino was born on Valentine's Day Photo: ITV Westcountry

A baby giraffe born on Valentine's Day at Paignton Zoo has been named after a three week wait. Valentino was named by readers of the Herald Express with the winning suggestion receiving twice as many votes as the next most popular name.

Valentino the Giraffe
Valentino stood nearly 6 feet tall at birth Credit: ITV Westcountry

Valentino was born at around 2:00am on Tuesday 14th February. Keepers at the Zoo had to step in and feed him by hand after he failed to suckle.