Birthday celebration is a real big deal for giraffe

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Things are always looking up when you’re a giraffe - and Behansin the giraffe certainly had a lot of admirers when he celebrated his ninth birthday at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Visitors signed an over-sized card and the birthday boy got a special treat of an oak branch to graze on to mark his special day.

Behansin, the tallest of the Branton park’s four giraffes, who weighs in at 1,100 kg, also got time to indulge in his favourite pastime - scratching his long neck on tree branches before tucking into his birthday meal.


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