Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy!
Maeve the giraffe nuzzles her female calf as she makes her frst public appearance at Dublin Zoo. She was born on November 4 but spent the first few weeks of her life indoors to stop her fragile legs slipping in the snow and ice in the sub-zero temperatures. The as-yet unnamed calf stands at just under 2m (6ft 6in) and weighs 40kg (88lb).