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The 6-foot baby who landed with a bump! After all, it was a LONG way down from mummy's tummy for Chester Zoo's oh-so cute new superstar

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  • The 6-foot baby who landed with a bump! After all, it was a LONG way down from mummy's tummy for Chester Zoo's oh-so cute new superstar

    Learning to walk is a hazardous time for any baby. There are bound to be wobbles and falls — so imagine how hard it must be when the baby arrives with legs that are 3 ft long.

    Yet with encouragement from Orla his devoted mum, Narus, the newborn giraffe who arrived at Chester Zoo on April 3, was walking on his spindly pins within an hour.

    Chester Zoo, one of the UK’s most visited tourist attractions, has heard more than one patter of tiny hooves recently. Narus is the second calf to be born into the zoo’s herd of 11 endangered Rothschild’s giraffes in the past five months.

    And — as the adorable footage on Channel 4’s The Secret Life Of The Zoo has shown — like humans, giraffes also need a bit of practice at becoming perfect parents. Here, we look at the secrets of these gentle giants . . .


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