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It surprised motorists and the photos bemused many - after a giraffe was spotted journeying down the M25 in Kent.
Now, it has been revealed that the animal was making its way to a new home at a Kent wildlife park.
Valentino the giraffe was being transported to Port Lympne in Hythe after he was born at Paignton Zoo in Devon two years ago.
The rare Rothschild's giraffe was hand reared by keepers after his mother rejected him - and he is considered an endangered species.
Motorists in Kent couldn't believe their eyes as they overtook an unusual passenger on the M25 - a giraffe.
The animal usually seen within wildlife park enclosures, was spotted near junction seven of the M25 by bemused drivers.