A baby giraffe at a Seattle zoo has been given therapeutic shoes to help treat abnormalities in his rear legs.

Baby giraffe given therapeutic shoes

Baby giraffe given therapeutic shoes

The towering animal was born to his mother Olivia earlier this month, but unfortunately the health team at the attraction noticed his rear feet were not in normal alignment.

According to Woodland Park Zoo, casts were applied to his pins to help steady his limbs a day after his birth.

Grown giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth and can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances and their legs alone can be around six feet.