Edinburgh Zoo hit back at animal welfare group who say they are not meeting needs of new giraffes – Daily Record

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“Zoos often declare that keeping giraffe in captivity is needed in order to raise awareness and funding for giraffe conservation in the wild.”However, awareness-raising and fundraising for wild giraffe preservation does not need the keeping of giraffe in European zoos. Dr Stephanie Jayson is the charity’s Wild Animal Welfare Consultant. She listed a series of detrimental effects being in captivity can allegedly have on the animals.

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