Standing tall at 18 feet, you’d think it would be an effort for our birthday boy giraffe to get up from the floor.
But watch how 17 year-old Kubwa pops up in seconds after spying keeper Josh arrive with his birthday breakfast!
Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, said: “We know by looking at CCTV footage that our three giraffes regularly lie down at points in the night.
“They sleep for a few hours at a time as they have to keep getting up to keep their circulation moving.”
However, there’s a very precise way the long legged species have to stand.
Josh added: “They flick their neck up and literally just pop straight up on their feet immediately. It takes just a few seconds, which is incredible considering their size and build and I actually think Kubwa was up even quicker this morning as he was excited for his special day!”
Learn more about our three giraffes – and make sure you wish Kubwa very many happy returns – during the daily 12.45pm talk and feed at the paddock.