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Tall order: kissing giraffes move into new Chessington home
A zoo welcomed some friends in high places.
These two giraffes were spotted necking yesterday as they crossed the threshold of their new home in Chessington World of Adventures.
The boys, Tonda, Kismet, Karamoja and Kito, arrived at the park from zoos across the UK and will spend the next few months settling in.
David Smith, general manager at the resort, said: “Giraffe are magnificent, majestic animals and we’re sure our visitors will be very excited to meet them next year.”
These Rothschild giraffes, native to the Kenyan and Ugandan areas, are all male and will form a new herd.
After two years they will be introduced to a female of the species.
With a bit of luck, animal-lovers might see bouncing baby giraffes next time they visit.
Add in a few flamingos, zebras and white rhinos and it should make the Zufari: Ride into Africa site a real safari experience.