Zulu, currently raised at Folly Farm Zoo in Pemʙʀᴏᴋᴇshire, Wales, is taller than the zoo’s other giraffes.
Giraffes stand at an average height of 4.5 meters. Although the actual height of the Zulu deer has not been determined, the giraffe’s head almost brushed across the 6m-high entrance of ʙᴀʀɴ, according to zoo’s staffs.
Five years ago, the Zulu deer was brought to the Folly Farm Zoo from the Netherlands. This massive creature is now 18 years old and weighs up to 1.3 tons.
It is difficult to quantify Forest’s height accurately. In the giraffe house, zookeepers must make a specific mark near the hay box.
According to zookeepers, Zulu deer eat at least 20kg of hay and 3kg of mixed food per day to have enough energy to maintain their giant physique.
Despite their size, Zulu deer have proven to be the friendliest to tourists, especially children. People can approach and pat the giant animal’s head easily.
FUN FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFE
Kɪʟʟer of the lion
The giraffe is a tall contemporary animal. It can detect an approaching ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ thanks to its long neck. Although giraffes are not ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴛ, they are sometimes known for ᴋɪʟʟ lions on occasion.
The giraffe is a very ᴡ.ᴀʀʏ creature. It has perfected its visual and auditory abilities. It can scan large areas and detect an approaching person thanks to its exceptionally long neck.
A leopard can sometimes a.tt.ack an adult giraffe, but lions are the only carnivores capable of s.ʟ.ᴀʏɪɴɢ a healthy giraffe. The giraffe’s most reliable defence is to run away, but in rare circumstances, it can defend itself by kicking them; in fact, giraffes have been known to kick lions up to ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ.
Giraffes reach their adult height after birth (1.8-2 meters). It weighs between 50 and 55 kg. It can start running as soon as a few hours after delivery.
A giraffe’s neck, although long, is not long enough to touch the ground. As a result, they awkwardly spread their front legs or knelt to drink water.
Every few days, giraffes drink water. When it cannot find water to drink, it will get most of it by eating vegetation, similar to koalas or camels.