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Ongoing updates and improvements

From giraffes to giants

The giant tortoises’ current home was originally used to house our giraffe. Paignton’s first giraffe arrived in 1968 and it wasn’t until 1997 that they moved to their current home. After they moved, the enclosure was used for barbary sheep before being renovated again for our Aldabran tortoises.

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The original giraffe house still stands today.
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This area is now mostly grassland for our giant tortoises to enjoy.
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The giraffes had a great view of baboon rock.
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A giraffe heading inside.
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Barbary sheep moved in for a while before the Aldabran tortoises took up residence.
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