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24 South African giraffes arrive at Yunnan Zoo

2013-11-27 13:42 CNTV Web Editor: Li Yan

Giraffes are known to shy away from interacting with other animals and humans, earning them the nickname "big cowards". But 24 of these "big cowards" have made a brave journey from South Africa to southwest China's Yunnan Zoo. 

Feisty and full of energy.

24 giraffes from South Africa landed at Yunnan Zoo on Tuesday to start their new lives.

"We want to expand the number of giraffes here. Twenty four is a good size for reproduction." Li Li, Yunnan Zoo deputy manager said.

The zoo prepared for the giraffes' arrival, building them a spacious new home -- measuring over a thousand square meters, with six rooms and a hall. They're also ready to handle the big cowards' big appetite.

"We have prepared 20 tons of hay and special grass base. As well as fruits and vegetables." Yunnan Zoo's manager Li Youlong said.

The zoo's only other giraffe is also excited to meet her new friends.

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