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Valentine’s treat for ZSL London Zoo giraffes

Love was definitely in the air at ZSL London Zoo when zookeepers treated their all-girl giraffe group to a special Valentine’s Day treat.

Giraffe trio Ellish, Margaret and Mollie enjoyed a specially created and decorated heart-shaped wreath entwined with juicy flowers to mark the annual day of romance.

ZSL giraffe keeper Louise Jackobson said: “Like all girls, our giraffes love to receive a bunch of flowers, especially on Valentine’s Day – although their tasty blooms didn’t last very long!

“Led by queen bee Ellish, the single ladies used their dextrous elongated tongues to tug the pretty petals off the heart-shaped wreath in a matter of moments – just like when they tug vegetation and flowers off the very tops of trees to eat.”

You can view footage of Ellish enjoying her delicious Valentine’s Day treat here

Fans can also meet and feed the ZSL London Zoo giraffes on a VIP experience for two. For more information go to zsl.org/meet-the-animals/zsl-london-zoo

 

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