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Giraffes settle into new home

Zookeepers in Bedfordshire have thrown a house-warming party for their giraffes as they move into their brand new home.

Giraffe Heights at Whipsnade Zoo includes a re-vamped barn and a 9ft-high viewing platform for visitors.

To celebrate the opening of the new attraction, which will bring people face-to-face with the animals for the first time, keepers dished up their favourite treats in giant wicker teacups - frozen carrot and cabbage cupcakes

Housewarming for Whipsnade giraffes

Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo have a new house Credit: ITV News Anglia

Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, are getting ready to move into their new home.

Their refurbished barn includes a nine-foot high viewing platform, which will allow up to 300 visitors to get face to face with them for the first time, as well as offering views across the entire giraffe paddock.


  1. Claire McGlasson

Weigh-in for all creatures great and small

All the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, from little lemurs to enormous elephants, are being weighed and measured in an annual survey.

It's a huge task for keepers as they began the task of cataloguing each one of its 2,500 animals. The heights and weights of 200 species are being recorded.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Zoo weigh-in for all 2,500 animals

All 2,500 animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are being weighed and measured as part of an annual survey.

One of the keepers, Darren Fellows, told ITV News Anglia that they have special scales to weigh the elephants and because the animals response to commands, the task of weighing them is not too difficult.

Click below to watch the interview


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