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In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe?

Fota Wildlife Park is looking for your help.

FOTA WILDLIFE PARK has welcomed a new addition to its giraffe herd and it’s now looking for the public’s help in finding a name for the baby giraffe.

The female calf is almost three weeks old and stands at five foot tall.

She was born on September 21 to mother Sapphire who carried the new arrival for 15 months and like all giraffe mothers gave birth to her baby whilst standing.

In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe?
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  • Baby Giraffe

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  • Baby Giraffe

    Source: Darragh Kane

There’s one catch- to follow tradition the name needs to be Irish.

The baby is the 64th giraffe born in Fota Wildlife Park since the park started breeding them in the early 1980s.

Each of the 64 calves were given an Irish name as a way to show that they were born in Cork, most of them have ended up in zoos and parks in Australia, Belgium, England, Scotland and in both Belfast Zoo and Dublin Zoo.

Fota Wildlife Park is waiting for your suggestions.

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