Human Interest

Baby giraffe warms visitors’ hearts at Berlin zoo

Henry, a newborn Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) calf, was born on 5 June at the ‘Tierpark Berlin’ zoo in Berlin, Germany.

The 11-day-old male already measures around 2 meters (6 feet and 6.7 inches) in height and weighs an estimated 60 kilograms (132 pounds).

Rothschild’s giraffes are a critically-endangered subspecies, with only some 2,000 known specimens remaining in the wild. Adults can reach a height of up to 5.88 meters (19.3 feet) and a weight of around 1.13 tons (2,500 pounds).

A visual story by EFE/EPA photographer OMER MESSINGER

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