Zookeeper Frauke Rauls feeds a 3-week-old female Rothschild giraffe Wednesday during the giraffe's first public appearance at the zoo in Hanover, Germany.
It's been quite a year for baby giraffes -- or at least quite a year for photographers taking pictures of these leggy newborns. In February a photographer captured the debut of another giraffe born in Hanover. Baby giraffes also took bows, if that's the right phrase, at the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert and, just this week, at the San Diego Zoo. Click away for a gallery of giraffes.
Photo: Holger Hollemann / EPA