Dudley Zoo’s female giraffe Josie received a special birthday greeting today from a fellow 10-year-old who adopts her.
Adopter Hortense from London sent a birthday card for Josie’s 10th birthday which was beautifully illustrated with a sketch of her favourite giraffe.
The card wished Josie the best day ever and Hortense also sent her a Christmas card.
Giraffe Keeper Sally Sheridan said: “So much effort had gone into the cards that we made sure we delivered them to the birthday girl in her paddock.
“She came over to have a very close look at the lovely artwork and was given some tasty leaves as a treat.”
The young animal lover’s dad Andrew said: “Hortense wanted to wish Josie a very special birthday now that her adopted giraffe is the same age as her. It’s so lovely of the zoo to take the trouble to pass on her cards.”