GALLERY: Young giraffe is full of fun!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has welcomed a leggy newcomer - a baby male giraffe.
The as yet-unnamed youngster was born at 7am on September 30 to proud first-time mum Ijuma and dad Uno.
He took his first wobbly steps just a few hours after being born, a nerve-racking experience for onlooking zookeepers.
He is now very confident on his long legs and can often be seen galloping around the giraffe barn.
Mum Ijuma has been showing good maternal instincts and the other giraffes, including dad Uno, are very curious about the new arrival, peering over the fence to get a better look.
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