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Longleat giraffe paddock
Paradoxurus, 11 Mar 2008
    • Kwambeze
      Is that the giraffe house`?? :confused:
    • Paradoxurus
      No. That is just a shelter as the Giraffes are shut out of their house (which they reach via a corridor, is on the other side of a road) during the day.
    • Pertinax
      Horrible to see them in mud, like cattle...Lazy Giraffe keeping! poorly constructed fencing. poached/trampled muddy ground. Most zoos would have a hardstanding or concrete area here but Longleat obviously cannot be bothered.
    • redpanda
      But, of course, the giraffes don't mind here as they're running "free" in a safari park!
    • James27
      Am I the only one who thinks that could be taken the wrong way..? That could sound pretty offensive.
    • Pertinax
      I don't think there is any excuse for keeping Giraffe under these conditions. What other reason might there be for this situation?
    • James27
      Well this is an old pic for a start, something may have been done. Someone said pretty much exactly the same thing in a previous thread and they got shunned, I'm just saying the way you wrote it sounded pretty rude.
      (Also, why should giraffes get better treatment than cows? :p)
    • ZooLeopard
      This is the winter months dont forget pertinax :D
    • hemsley
      just say.. this pic is OLD. the shelter is still there... the fencing has been removed and large boulders put in place and this area is nowhere near as muddy now. lazy giraffe keeping? longleat has the best breeding programme of rothschild giraffe in the uk
    • EvilKittie
      now is that just the numbers they started with? i know several zoos that a reliably breeding 1 or 2 calves a year
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