Published Thursday, 21 June 2012
The calf's name will be decided by a Facebook poll. (© Belfast Zoo)
The female calf was born on 13 June to mother Niamh and father Finn.
She brings the zoo's giraffe herd up to a lofty total of 10.
"This latest calf has delighted the entire zoo team," said Zoo curator Alyn Cairns.
"Niamh first displayed signs of labour just after 9am and zoo visitors were delighted and amazed as they had the once in a lifetime opportunity to watch a giraffe birth.
"Rothschild's giraffes are part of a European breeding programme and they are one of the most endangered of the nine subspecies of giraffe.
"Her arrival now means that we have an impressive herd of 10 Rothschild's giraffes at Belfast Zoo!"
Belfast Zoo first became home to giraffes in 1988.
Since then it has recorded over 20 births.
New dad Finn arrived from Fota Wildlife Park in February 2011 and this is his first calf.
Belfast Zoo manager Mark Challis said the new baby's name will be chosen by the public.
Mr Challis explained: "As we are proud to be Northern Ireland's only zoo, it has long been a tradition that we name our giraffe calves after towns and villages in Northern Ireland and Ireland, which begin with 'Bally'.
"Over the next week, we will be asking our Facebook fans to vote for their favourite name for our latest arrival and the choices are Foyle, Clare, Colla, Eve and French."