Kubwa’s 14 today!

Handsome Rothschild’s giraffe Kubwa celebrates his 14th birthday today and we’re helping him mark the occasion with an extra special gift – by unveiling his revamped home.


dzg_kubwa_birthday_3webKeepers faced a tall order to repaint the 30ft-high giraffe house while huge wall hangings of the rest of our family group of Rothschild’s giraffe now adorn the walls.

The portraits of Kubwa’s family – baby Kito and females Mia andJosie – were taken by our in-house photographers, and feature 10ft X5ft images, alongside information signs that are part of our ERDF-supported 12-month across-site signage project.

The team spent 10 days sprucing up the giraffe house with the revamp completed in time to celebrate Kubwa’s big day.

Ungulates team leader Jay Haywood delivered a specially-made sugar beet cake and cards to Kubwa first thing this morning and our gorgeous boy is set to be spoiled rotten with extra treats.

Jay said: “We all love Kubwa. He’s our special man and so he’ll be in line for some extra treats throughout the day to celebrate his birthday.

“The giraffe house has been given a revamp with a new lick of paint and huge wall hangings and it’s great to unveil it as part of the celebrations for Kubwa’s birthday.”

Call into the Giraffe House to say hello to the birthday boy if you’re on site today – and remember to admire the family portraits!