A rare baby giraffe born at Chester Zoo has begun to explore outside.
Karamoja, who is two weeks old, is already more than 6ft tall and weighs around 80 kilos.
She's the first female Rothschild’s giraffe to be born at the zoo in several years.
She's a rare Rothschild’s giraffe - the second to be born at the zoo in the space of just two months.
Conservationists at the zoo say the pair are "vitally important" additions to the global breeding programme, working to safeguard the future of the species.
The calf was named after the region in Uganda where zoo conservationists are working to protect some of the last remaining populations of wild Rothschild’s giraffes.
Mike Jordan, Collections Director at the zoo, said she's settling into the herd really well.
“Having had a succession of boys born here in recent years, it’s wonderful to now have a little girl running around too.
"She’s full of energy and will certainly be keeping the herd busy, especially now they have two youngsters to contend with!"
What is a Rothschild’s giraffe?
- one of the most endangered of the nine sub-species of giraffe
- named after zoologist Lord Walter Rothschild, founder of the National History Museum
- broader dividing white lines than other giraffe types
- they have no spots beneath the knee
- survives in a few small, isolated populations in Kenya and Uganda
- less than 2,650 Rothschild’s giraffes remain in the wild
- the main threat to the species now is loss of habitat and poaching for meat and hides