Most of us have witnessed the not-so-wee decorated giraffe sculptures all around Edinburgh this summer. You could follow the Giraffe About Town trail to see various artists’ work, and now it has come to an end. Edinburgh Zoo will be bringing all 72 giraffes in one place between September 16 and 19, giving visitors the opportunity to say their final goodbyes.
The exhibition will follow giraffe talks, a craft fair, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra performances. Over the course of the summer, 5,728 people have downloaded the app and completed 27 million steps. The trail encouraged locals and visitors to explore Edinburgh in a new light making it a perfect day out (or a few) exploring.
On September 16, visitors are also invited to listen to Julian Fennessey, who is one of the world’s leading giraffe experts and the founder of the world’s first giraffe conservation charity. Julian and Stephanie Fennessey will be educating the crowd on the majestic creatures, sharing stories and answering any questions the audience may have.
Giraffe About Town featured 42 large sculptures by artists from all over in partnership with Wild in Art and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and 30 small sculptures decorated by communities and school children. All sculptures were also sponsored by various organisations and businesses. So, head on to Edinburgh Zoo to bid farewell to Giraffe About Town and enjoy a giraffe-filled day. Maybe you’ll even get a peek at the real-life giraffes!