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Source: Woburn Safari Park

An Endangered Baby Giraffe Just Took Its First Steps At This Wildlife Park

By Kristin Hunt

The endangered Rothschild’s giraffe just added a new member to its species. Sandy the baby giraffe calf was born at the Woburn Safari Park in England 10 days ago — and she’s already up and mobile.

Footage of Sandy taking her first steps hit the internet almost instantly after her birth. According to Woburn Safari Park, Sandy was “up, suckling, and walking around within an hour,” which is apparently common for newborn giraffes. Sandy’s parents are 20-year-old Savannah and 15-year-old Casper, two of the park’s adult Rothschild’s giraffes. 

This species is considered endangered, with an estimated population of roughly 1,600 Rothschild’s giraffes remaining in the wild. That makes Sandy’s birth an extra joyous occasion.