Training sessions for giraffes

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 April 2016

A giraffe enjoying a reward at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

A giraffe enjoying a reward at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

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A zoo farm is carrying out healthcare-led training exercises with their giraffes to ensure it is providing cutting-edge welfare.

A keeper training the giraffes at Noah's Ark.A keeper training the giraffes at Noah's Ark.

Staff at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, in Wraxall, reward the animals after specific behaviour to develop close relationships and build trust.

This has enabled them to perform medical treatments without the need for sedation or stressful restraint.

Staff hold training sessions with their four giraffes several times a week.

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