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Baby giraffe drops in at Australia Zoo

Rosie the giraffe has given birth to a healthy female calf named Skye, the first giraffe ever to be born in Queensland.
Rosie the giraffe has given birth to a healthy female calf named Skye, the first giraffe ever to be born in Queensland. Australia Zoo

IT'S a tall order to follow up on this birth.

Australia Zoo giraffe Rosie has given birth to a healthy female calf, the Beerwah tourist attraction announced on Facebook Thursday.

Skye is the first giraffe ever to be born in Queensland.

Australia Zoo said both mum and bub were doing well.

"Giraffes give birth standing up, and the impact of hitting the ground stimulates the calf to take its first breath," the Facebook post read.

"It took little Skye two or three attempts to stand up, but she has taken her first wobbly steps and is already suckling - we couldn't be happier with her progress.

"Rosie is also doing well and is a fantastic first-time mum, and seems quite content with her new little calf."

Last night the Australia Zoo image of Rosie and Skye together had been liked more than 3200 times and shared 574 times.

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