This Baby Giraffe Was Dangling During Birth. Then Keepers Saw Her Hit The Ground Head-on

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As keepers watched a giraffe give birth, they knew they were privileged to witness the moment. So, as the baby dangled from its mother, they couldn’t wait for her to complete the delivery. However, the baby then crashed to the floor, landing on its head.

Image: Adrian Pingstone

The Rothschild’s giraffe first earned its name when it was discovered by zoologist Lord Walter Rothschild. The aristocratic Englishman and his family discovered the animal during an expedition to East Africa more than 100 years ago.

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Image: Jessica Leas

At the time, Rothschild noted that this giraffe had a much less “jagged” print than others examples of the species. Furthermore, in terms of coloring, they tended to be quite light. However, their most distinguishing characteristic is their markings, which end at their knees. As a result, they look like they’re sporting cream stockings.

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