Zoo's tall order safely delivers giraffes

Getting two giraffes safely moved in to their new home in Scotland proved to be a bit of a stretch, literally.

The route was carefully planned to avoid low bridges Credit: Press Association

The delicate operation to transport Harriet and Keisha to Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling was carried out using a specially designed trailer which could extend to 20ft. It was used to transport the animals 320 miles from Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, Warwickshire.

Staff watch as Giraffes Keisha and Harriet arrive at Blair Drummond Safari Park Credit: Press Association