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FACE TO FACE WITH WHIPSNADE’S RESIDENTS

Which is the world’s tallest mammal?

The answer, if you head to Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable in Befordshire this half term, should quickly become clear.

The zoo has installed a nine-foot high viewing platform which lets people visitors come face-to-face with some of its best loved residents, the giraffes. The platform opens to the public this Friday (25 October), just in term for half term.

Giraffe Heights will let up to 300 people at a time see the zoo’s reticulated giraffes, which grow to an average of 15 to 18 feet tall in adulthood.

Zookeepers will also present daily talks from the platform, sharing fun giraffe facts with visitors. The zoo is home to five reticulated giraffes – one-year-old Jengo, dad Uno, mum Ijuma, Ina, and Savannah.

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