Zoo Watch: Giraffes enjoy veggie kebabs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

PUBLISHED: 14:41 25 June 2018

The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)

The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)

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Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo celebrated World Giraffe Day with a giant veggie kebab.

The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)

The world’s tallest vegetarians enjoyed a street-food style feast ahead of the zoo’s annual Sunset Safari event.

Sunset Safari features live entertainment and animal talks, as well as a variety of street foods from around the world - and zookeepers wanted to give the animals a taste of the action.

Keepers created giant skewers made from willow, with chunks of sweet potato, cabbage, carrot and parsnip for the five giraffes to enjoy.

Team leader Mark Holden said: “Our visitors can look forward to a variety of delicious fresh food at Saturday’s Sunset Safari event, just like the animals here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo do every day.

The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)The giraffes with their veggie kebabs. (Picture: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo)

“To celebrate the special date in our calendar, we presented the giraffes with a giant vegetable skewer. They had to use their dextrous, elongated tongues to pull the tasty treats off the willow, just like they have to tug vegetation off the tops of trees to eat.”

Sunset Safari runs for one evening only, from 6pm on Saturday, June 23.

Visitors can book online at www.zsl.org

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