We Need an Irish Name for our Baby Giraffe
The female calf was born on September 21st to mother Sapphire who carried the new arrival for an incredible 15 months and like all giraffe mothers gave birth to her baby whilst standing.
The new calf is the youngest of the herd of 12 Rothschild giraffe at Fota Wildlife Park, which are one of nine races of giraffe found in Africa
We are now looking for you to name the calf but there is a catch in that it needs to follow tradition and be an Irish name.
The baby is the 64th giraffe born in Fota Wildlife Park since the park started breeding them in the early 1980s. Each of the 64 calves were given an Irish name as a way to show that they were born in Cork, most of them have ended up in zoos and parks in Australia, Belgium, England, Scotland and in both Belfast Zoo and Dublin Zoo.
We will also be awarding the person with the winning Irish name a fantastic prize of a VIP Family Experience where they will get the opportunity to feed a giraffe and see what happens behind the scenes at Fota.
So all you need to do is visit our facebook page our fotawildlife.ie/babygiraffe #giraffes #babyanimal #babygiraffe #giraffecalf #giraffe