Giraffe transported in ‘convertible’ to London zoo before moving to Europe for breeding programme

A 14ft giraffe has been transported to London Zoo via a “convertible” as part of her city break before she joins her “forever herd” in Europe.

Seven-year-old reticulated giraffe Nuru travelled from Whipsnade Zoo to London Zoo on Monday (27 February) using a one-of-a-kind giraffe transporter, complete with retractable roof so that she could board the vehicle on her own comfortably.

While plans are finalised for Nuru’s participation in a European breeding programme for reticulated giraffes, she’ll be “enjoying an extended break with females Maggie and Molly”, a London Zoo spokesperson said.

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