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Darting of Gosho Giraffe 2018

The Gosho Park scouts noticed over the weekend that our male giraffe had a metal ring around his back leg – maybe thrown over the fence?

He had stepped right on top of a piece of irrigation pipe and it was stuck above the hoof.

The experts were called in and darted the animal which can be a very tricky business with giraffe. Learner guides were there to assist and he went down quite quickly so the vet could remove the metal and there was no injury to the leg.

Once he got up, he went off and joined the females as if nothing had happened.

Thanks to all who helped sort out the problem.

Penny Raynor
i/c Conservation




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