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Zoo welcomes new giraffe arrival with a love-heart on its cheek


zoo has expressed its love for its new giraffe Mburo, which has a “love-heart” mark on its cheek.

Marwell Zoo close to Winchester, Hampshire, has taken supply of the three-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe, which beforehand lived at Chester Zoo.

Mburo is the primary male giraffe at Marwell for 5 years and can stay with females Makeda, Christa and Ruby, who have been all born on the zoo.

The teen is presently 4 metres tall however might develop to five.7m when totally grown.

Adam Ford, senior animal keeper, mentioned: “Mburo’s arrival may be very thrilling for Marwell and the way forward for the Rothschild’s giraffes, furthering Marwell’s in-situ conservation programmes.

“He’s settling in nicely with the women and is proving to be an enormous character already.

“He has many distinguishable options, comparable to his giant ossicones (the horns on a giraffe’s head) which each bulls and cows have, however in bull giraffes they’re all the time extra distinguished.

“He additionally has an ideal love-heart on his left cheek.”

A spokeswoman for the zoo mentioned that Mburo was settling in nicely since his arrival on September 8.

She added: “We’ve acquired a lot love for our newest new arrival Mburo. Amongst a lot of distinguishing options that can assist him simple for friends to identify, Mburo has a love-heart on his left cheek.

“Our giraffe herd is being quarantined for 30 days to cut back the chance of introducing parasites and illness.

“Which means viewing of the giraffe is presently barely restricted.

“There are nonetheless locations to see them however the areas in closest proximity have been closed off in the meanwhile.”

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