WILDFLOWERS will grow every year at Dudley Zoo in recognition of a remarkable Netherton baby who continues to beat the odds.

Maebh Adams and her family visited the zoo for a special celebration to mark the youngster reaching a milestone 18-months-old as she continues to defy medical expectations.

Maebh was diagnosed with the extremely rare genetic condition Edward's Syndrome, ten days after her birth at Russells Hall Hospital in January 2018.

Around 95% of babies with the condition die in the womb or a few hours after birth but amazingly, Maebh reached 18-months-old this summer.

To celebrate, Maebh's family asked if they could scatter wild flower seeds at the zoo, which will bloom every year to mark Maebh's remarkable story.

Dudley Zoo conservation officer Chris Leeson welcomed Maebh's family and friends to the zoo to scatter the seeds along the Snail Trail at the Castle Hill attraction.

Maebh's mum, Simone Adams, said: "The seed scattering was really such a lovely and memorable day, with Chris going out of his way to help us with everything we needed.”

Chris Leeson, said: “It was lovely of Simone to want to mark Maebh’s very special celebration here at DZG.

“Planting wildflower seeds is a wonderful way to celebrate as it will not only create a colourful mini-meadow for visitors to enjoy every year but will hopefully also become a haven for native minibeasts too.”

The youngster continues to have treatment for her condition, recently having her nasal gastric tube removed.

Her mum Simone said the youngster is now adapting to life without it and she can now do things such as bob out her tongue for the first time.

Simone added: "She's getting back to being Maebh."