Dudley Zoo Celebrates A Big (Well...Tall!) Birthday

It's a big day for the Zoo's handsome Rothschild’s giraffe, Kubwa, who’s celebrating his 16th birthday!

Keepers treated the birthday boy to some of his favourite browse, delivered in his own personalised carved pumpkin, as his big day falls in the attractions half term Freak Week. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans said:

“Kubwa’s a bit of a star and all the staff have a soft spot for him as he’s a real gentle giant.

“He’ll be receiving lots of extra fuss today and will certainly get plenty of visitors as it’s half term.”

Kubwa also received greetings from a former keeper, who used to look after him at South Lakes Wildlife Park. Gill Morgan, who now lives in Australia, sent a Facebook message saying:

“I’m so happy to hear Kubwa become a dad, he is an awesome giraffe and always had plenty of character.

“He’s looking good. Give him a carrot from me. I miss him.”


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