Watch the moment a giraffe gave birth to a a six-foot tall baby boy.

West Midlands Safari Park resident, Rothschild's giraffe Arusha, brought her baby into the world in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, May 29.

The birth, which was caught on CCTV, follows a flurry of recent births at the park.

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The birth of the giraffe calf follows the recent birth of two endangered barasingha fawns on Saturday 18 and Tuesday, May 21, and a blesbok calf, the park's first, on Saturday, June 1.

Keepers were prepared for the birth, ensuring the floor was covered in sand for a soft landing and putting Arusha's closest companion, Akacia, at her side for support.

Deputy head keeper of ungulates, Ian Nock said: "We certainly have been busy this fortnight, as we have welcomed two female barasingha fawns to our herd and our first ever blesbok calf.

"We’ve named the blesbok calf ‘Merlin’ and he is sticking very close to mum, Pebbles, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mother.

"The barasingha fawns can often be seen playing together which is lovely for us all to see."

He continued: "Then on the morning of May 29, the keepers and I were all extremely delighted to see that Arusha, our 12-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe, had given birth.

"This is her fourth calf and incredibly important for giraffe conservation.

"The IUCN list giraffe as ’vulnerable’, as recent years had seen steadily declining numbers across Africa, due to poaching and habitat loss.

"But thanks to conservation breeding programmes in zoos and efforts in the wild to protect remaining populations, numbers have begun to slowly increase."

All babies born at the park this year have names beginning with the letter ‘M’, hence the name Mtembei for the newborn giraffe, which translates to ‘he who roams’.

Mr Nock added: "Arusha is a very attentive mother, and both are doing perfectly.

"Once the calf is ready, we shall start introducing mother and calf to the rest of the herd, including dad, Rufus and brother, Kingsley.

"This important birth increases our herd to 11.

"It’s definitely been something of a baby boom."