After receiving over 1,000 suggestions in jusr three weeks Fota Wildlife Park has picked the names Aideen and Fáda for their two giraffe calves just in time for Easter.

The names were chosen for their meaning by the wardens at the Cork attraction from the hundreds of suggestions that came from families and schools.

The first born was Aideen on January 25th to mother Bláithín and father Walder, two days later Fáda was born to mother Sapphire and father Tadgh.

The calves now become the youngest of a herd of Rothschild giraffe at Fota Wildlife Park, which are one of nine races of giraffe found in Africa.

The winning names were chosen by Caroline Dalton from Cork who was the only person to pick Aideen, whilst Fáda was a popular choice with it being suggested 10 times for its meaning long.