All posts tagged: Giraffe

Baby giraffe makes debut at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are celebrating the birth of a baby reticulated giraffe. The new arrival was born last Friday 26th April to first-time mum Luna and dad Bashu and has been named Khari, which means ‘King-like’ in Swahili. Part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) for the Endangered species, the giraffe calf weighed […]

Giraffe Lodge to open at Kent wildlife park

A hotel is due to open at Port Lympne wildlife park next year offering guests the unique chance to experience giraffes close up while staying in luxury accommodation. Set within the parks’s 600 acre site, Giraffe Manor is a grade 2 listed Wealden hall house dating back to the 16th century.  Currently undergoing extensive restoration, the lodge will […]

Leggy new arrival for West Midland Safari

Keepers at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a male Rothschild’s giraffe. The new arrival was born on Wednesday 3 October to second-time mum, Arusha and will join an existing herd of six females and four males at the park, including seven-year-old dad Rufus. Standing six-foot-tall, the leggy yet to be named […]

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 […]

Celebrating giraffes at Twycross Zoo

Today is World Giraffe Day, an initiative set up by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to highlight the plight of Africa’s gentle giants in the wild. Held on the 21st of June, the date celebrates the longest necked animals in the world on the longest day of the year. Experts estimate there are only 100,000 giraffes […]

Talk to the animals at Blackpool Zoo

From the tallest to the smallest and the funniest to the most ferocious, Blackpool Zoo are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with its residents this Easter. You could find yourself hand feeding majestic giraffes from a specially adapted tower, flying beautiful barn owls or even meeting comical sea lions. Each unforgettable […]

IUCN Red List reveals danger for giraffe

The latest update of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species has revealed a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has moved from […]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The 70-acre Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster is the UK’s fastest growing attraction, and is constantly adding new experiences for visitors. For 2014, the first polar bear in England will arrive to live in a 10-acre reserve divided into four sections, featuring landscaped hills, valleys and a main lake with streams, pools and waterfalls.