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.
Keepers 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.”