Giraffe is born - level 2
A rare Rothschild giraffe was born in Devon, England around a week ago. The moment she arrived in the world was caught on camera.
Giraffes give birth standing up, so the newborns experience quite a fall. It might seem like a rude start to life, but the fall helps to break the umbilical cord. The mother then licks the baby, which stimulates blood flow.
The little giraffe started running around just a few hours later. She is six feet tall now (1.8 metres). Her mother came to the UK from Slovakia and her father from Denmark. The Rothschild giraffe is endangered. Only a few hundred animals are left in the wild.
Difficult words: rude (difficult), umbilical cord (line which joins an unborn baby and its mother), endangered (there’s not many of them in the world).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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