World Giraffe Day

It’s the summer solstice and what better way to highlight the longest day of the year than by celebrating World Giraffe Day!

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To mark the event’s international debut we’ll  be doing a special informal mid-afternoon questions and answers session with Section Leader, Jay Haywood about our family group of Rothschild’s giraffes – males Kubwa and baby Kito, and females Mia and Josie – to offer visitors an insight into this fascinating species that originates from Uganda and Kenya.   prl_2295   prl_2295

Today’s additional daylight hours also bring a premium growing period for the giraffes’ favourite browse which keepers cut and overwinter the leaves in giant sealed tubs – because we like our Rothschild’s family to have treats all year round!

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To mark the event’s international debut we’ll  be doing a special informal mid-afternoon questions and answers session with Section Leader, Jay Haywood about our family group of Rothschild’s giraffes – males Kubwa and baby Kito, and females Mia and Josie – to offer visitors an insight into this fascinating species that originates from Uganda and Kenya.   prl_2295   prl_2295

Today’s additional daylight hours also bring a premium growing period for the giraffes’ favourite browse which keepers cut and overwinter the leaves in giant sealed tubs – because we like our Rothschild’s family to have treats all year round!

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