A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at West Midland Safari Park - the third baby welcomed into the herd in just six months.
The six-foot-tall baby boy arrived on the evening of 14 January to first time mum, five-year-old Arusha. He joins playmates, Embu and Emali, who were born in August and September 2016.
Watch baby Fennessy take his first steps
Rothschild’s giraffe are currently listed as ‘endangered’ by the International Union for the Conservation ofNature (IUCN).Their hard work and dedication has been recognised by the wildlife team at the Safari Park, as they’ve named the baby ‘Fennessy’ in honour of the founders and directors of this brilliant charity.
It’s not an ideal time of year for an African animal to come into the world, however we are able to keep our giraffe house lovely and warm using our biomass boiler heating system. Although Arusha is a first time mum she is taking it all in her stride and has picked up some tips from watching Bwindi and Akacia looking after their calves. We can tell how much Embu and Emali have grown now by looking at our new little arrival.”