Falling onto the hard floor from a height is enough to give anyone a shock, but when it is your initial entry into the world, it is even more disorientating, The Telegraph informs.
New footage shows the incredible moment when a newborn baby giraffe drops nearly two metres from its mother before taking its first faltering steps.
The calf, was born last week to mother Lehanna at The Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Reserve in Kent.
Like all giraffes, Lehana gave birth standing up requiring her baby to fall just under 2 meters to the ground.
The birth comes as giraffes were listed for the first time as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List.
Numbers have declined from around 151,702 to 163,452 animals in 1985 to 97,562 individuals in 2015, the IUCN said, becasue of habitat loss, illegal hunting and civil unrest in the African countries where they live.