New giraffe joins North Somerset zoo

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 May 2018

Kito and Genevieve in the zoo�s Africa section. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo Farm

Kito and Genevieve in the zoo�s Africa section. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo Farm

Archant

A Wraxall zoo has welcomed a new giraffe to its facility.

Kito, a 4-year-old bull giraffe from Dudley Zoo, has joined Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, in Clevedon Road.

Kito will join Genevieve in the zoo’s Africa section which they will share with ostriches, zebras and southern white rhinoceros.

His arrival means the zoo has found a mate for Genevieve after more than five months of searching.

MORE: Zoo receives education award.

The move comes after Noah’s Ark managed to raise more than £1,000 last year for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Emma Green, head Africa section keeper at the zoo, said: “We are so excited by the arrival of Kito and we hope he and Genevieve will be a good match.

“We are looking forward to expanding our herd.”

Last month, the zoo formed the UK’s first African elephant bull facility.

The zoo will celebrate World Giraffe Day on June 21 from 5.30-9pm where guests can meet and feed the mammals.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the North Somerset Times