July 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM ET
Talk about a big baby! The Dublin Zoo is welcoming their newest addition this week, a female Rothschild giraffe calf who already towers over the savanna at six feet tall!
Born at the end of June, this "little" girl has already joined her herd at the zoo, but still hasn't been given a name as yet. Zookeepers are asking the public to submit suggestions based on the giraffe’s African origin.
According to a press release from the zoo, this calf belongs to the most threatened of the nine giraffe sub-species. There are currently fewer than 700 Rothschild giraffes living in the wild, making this young female a very welcome arrival at the zoo.
If you want to suggest a name for this adorable calf, you can submit your idea on the Dublin Zoo Facebook page and at the Learning & Discovery Centre at the zoo in person.