New arrival is sticking his neck out

HE is one-week old today, but he's already 5ft 10ins tall.The baby giraffe, who was born at Suffolk Wildlife Park in Kessingland, has been growing at an incredible rate of an inch a day.

HE is one-week old today, but he's already 5ft 10ins tall.

The baby giraffe, who was born at Suffolk Wildlife Park in Kessingland, has been growing at an incredible rate of an inch a day.

Staff have been pleased to see the calf suckling from his mother, gaining vital nutrients for fast growth. He has not been named as yet.

The new mum, Puzzle, came to the park from London Zoo. Visitors can see the new arrival at the giraffe house.


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The youngster is the fifth giraffe to have been born at the park. The first, nicknamed Sprocket The Rocket, is now at Dublin Zoo and the last, Sprout, is enjoying life in Suffolk.

Giraffes can grow to over 18ft tall and adults eat as much as 65lbs of leaves a day.

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