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Giraffes Live in Paris Zoo Construction Site

Giraffes Hold the Fort in Paris Zoo Construction Site 

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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.

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4:15PM PST on Dec 10, 2012

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.

12:37AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

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!

6:27PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

seems unsafe to me.....

12:18PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

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

7:51AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

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.

8:52AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

It must traumatize them.

5:11AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

These beautiful creatures belong in the wild!

10:43PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Poor beauties!

8:19PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

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

8:19PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

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

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