Giraffes back at Edinburgh Zoo after 15 years

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Edinburgh Zoo has received a special delivery of some much taller residents, after 15 years without any giraffes. The giraffes, Ronnie and Arrow, who came from Woburn Safari Park arrived early on Tuesday morning. Edinburgh Zoo in partnership with Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation as well as the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s RZSS WildGenes team will be working to help giraffe conservation by using genetics to check on a project that will reintroduce giraffes to Uganda.

Up to three more male giraffes will be arriving at Edinburgh Zoo in the coming weeks and the newly-formed bachelor herd will need time to bond with each other and get used to their new home before the giraffe house officially opens to the public in mid-June.

Jonathan Appleyard who is in charge of hooved animals at Edinburgh Zoo said “As they are the tallest animals in the world, it is very likely visitors will be able to spot our giraffes exploring their outdoor areas before we are officially open to the public.

Check out this video of their arrival at Edinburgh Zoo…

Written by: George Icke

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