Quick work Kito!
It didn’t take Dudley-born giraffe Kito long to find his feet at his new home – he’s already caught the eye of a female called Genevive.
Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol sent us an adorable picture of four-year-old Kito, who left Dudley Zoo on Wednesday, entwined with his new companion Genevive.
DZG Curator Richard Brown, who helped get 11-foot-tall Kito into a specialist vehicle with a hydraulic roof, said he was delighted to hear the move had gone so well.
He said: “Kito was very special to a lot of people in Dudley and it was wonderful to get the message through that he had arrived safely.
“The email also said there was love in the air for Kito and Genevive – which is not bad going since he’s only been there a couple of days!”
Kito, which means precious in Swahili, is pictured arriving at the Somerset attraction. He had reached the age when it was the right time for him to move away from his dad Kubwa and aunt Josie.