Paignton Zoo is a popular destination for visitors to South Devon holiday cottages and it has just become the home to a new addition- Yoda the giraffe’s daughter! We can give you the heart—warming story right here.
The female calf was born in the presence of proud parents, mum Sangha and dad Yoda, just over a week ago.
Unlike normal babies you’d see being born in a hospital, the giraffe calf came out with a rather impressive stature of standing at six feet tall, once she’d managed how to stand that is!
Her dad, Yoda, came from Givskud Zoo in Denmark, where he was born on November 14 2004.
He arrived in Devon 7 ½ years ago, in September 2006.
Mum, Sangha, came from Liberec Zoo in Slovakia.
The Zoo also has another female is Janica, who came to the South Devon Zoo from Duvr Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.
The new arrival will join the other youngsters at the Zoo, Valentino, born to mother Janica nearly two years ago on February 14, 2012 and Otilie, who was born to mother Sangha in September 2012.
All of the giraffes belong to the Rothschild’s (Baringo) breed.
Rothschild’s giraffes very important as they are classified as Endangered.