A new arrival at Dublin Zoo as a baby giraffe is born.

The giraffe has been named Aoife and is the fifth calf of mother Grainne and father Cormac.  

As with all giraffes, her markings are unique like a human fingerprint.

At just two weeks old Aoife is already making her first public appearances at Dublin Zoo. 

Aoife will eventually reach a height of around fifteen feet. Dublin Zoo says that the mortality rate for new born giraffes born in the wild can be as high as fifty per cent. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 August 1993. The reporter is Walt Kilroy.