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    Default Giraffe stands just 5ft tall after being born two weeks premature

    When a baby is hungry and mum's not there, she has to stick her neck out and show a little trust.



    Margaret the Rothschild giraffe is being hand-reared at Chester Zoo after arriving two weeks prematurely and struggling to feed from her mother Fay. Scroll down for more...

    Hungry baby: Margaret gets a feeding from Tim Rowlands, team leader of the Giraffes section at Chester Zoo



    Tim Rowlands, team leader of the Giraffes section, said: "At 5ft tall, Margaret is one of the smallest giraffe calves we have ever seen.
    "Fay isn't the largest of giraffes and Margaret was also early which might go some way to explaining her size.
    "Margaret was having difficulty suckling so our keeping team are now hand-rearing her and she is going from strength so strength.
    "We have a good track record when it comes to breeding giraffes and we are delighted to welcome another to the fold." Scroll down for more...

    After being born two weeks premature, Margaret the giraffe has a lot of catching up to do and so Chester Zoo are ensuring that she is well looked after




    The birth of Margaret - who is named after Mr Rowlands's mother - has been welcomed as there are only 600 Rothschild giraffes left in the wild, mainly in the lowlands of Kenya and Uganda.

    Mini giraffe: 10-day-old Margaret stands just 5ft tall after being born two weeks premature | the Daily Mail

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    oooh, how adorable! i love giraffes.
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    look at the size of those gorgeous eyes!
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    oh man how cute is that baby???
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    aaawwwwww!!! giraffes are so cute! and you almost never see babies.
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    How can something be so cute and so dorky looking at the same time?
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    So cute they're my favorite!

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    this baby giraffe is so gorgeous and cute

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    Aw, its cuteness approaches cartoon levels.
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