Sunday, November 13, 2011


Tim Rowlands Margaret the 10 day old Giraffe is bottle fed by Chester Zoo keeper Tim Rowlands on 30 January, 2008, Chester, England. Margaret is the first Rothschild giraffe born at the zoo and is being hand reared after having difficulty suckling from her mother. Margaret who is named after keeper Tim's mother, already measures 1.2m

From my friend Margaret, comes the tale of Margaret, the baby giraffe.

Her eyes are beautiful.  Most babies measuring 5 ft would be considered big, but newborn giraffe, Margaret, at Chester Zoo, UK is seen as unusually small for her species.  She is one of the smallest giraffes ever born at Chester Zoo, but pint-sized Margaret will soon be an animal to look up to. 

Tim Rowlands, team leader of the Giraffes section, said: '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.

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