Giraffe is born - level 2

Giraffe is born - level 2

04-02-2014 07:00

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).

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