Giraffes Live in Paris Zoo Construction Site

When major refurbishment work started at the Paris zoo in 2008, some 1,200 animals were moved to other zoos, mostly in North Africa. But 17 giraffes were left behind in the middle of the construction site and have learned to co-exist with bulldozers and cranes.

Giraffes Hold the Fort in Paris Zoo Construction Site 

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29 comments

Anastasia J.
Anastasia J4 years ago

Giraffes truly don't belong in a zoo. Hopefully these guys are okay for the moment and will be treated with more respect and better accommodations in the future.

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heather g.
heather g5 years ago

It's an unfortunate situation and I trust their new home takes priority over new housing for other animals at the zoo. I think it was wise to keep the giraffes together. Yes, they are sensitive animals - but because they continued to breed doesn't mean they have adapted to the noise. Perhaps the background scene, painted to resemble the African landscape, helps a little.
Even their present accommodation looks quite comfortable - so it looks like a pretty ethically-run zoo ..... despite the fact that I prefer animals to live in their own environment!

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David V.
David V5 years ago

seems unsafe to me.....

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Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege5 years ago

They look fine. I hope they'll overcome their present predicament.

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Pearl Duval
Pearl Duval5 years ago

Of course in an ideal world girafes would all live in the wild. But until then, the zoo keepers seem to have taken the right decision by keeping them together. As for the noise, they seem to have adapeted very well, considering, and seem to be well fed and healthy.
It's more than can be said of many pets.

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Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago

It must traumatize them.

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Michele Wilkinson

These beautiful creatures belong in the wild!

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Poor beauties!

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John B.
John B5 years ago

Giraffes are beautiful creature and shouldn't be kept in zoos. No wild animal should. Thanks for the video Chris.

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John B.
John B5 years ago

Giraffes are beautiful creature and shouldn't be kept in zoos. No wild animal should. Thanks for the video Chris.

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