Published: 27 April 2020

Vet School helps bring giraffe home

Two years after the death of Kwame, one of Marwell Zoo’s much-loved male giraffes, technicians from the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine are helping to bring him home.

Giraffe in zoo

Marwell Zoo, a conservation charity in Hampshire, is aiming to raise £25,000 to bring Kwame’s bones back to the wildlife park and construct a full skeleton display.

Since Kwame’s death in May 2017, technicians from Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine have been carefully preparing the 207 bones that make up the giraffe’s skeleton to create an eye-catching exhibit.

Lisa Reynolds, Head of Supporter Development at Marwell Wildlife, said: “Kwame lived his entire life here at Marwell Zoo, and so it seems fitting that he should return to us and continue to inspire and educate our guests, even after his death. Once completed, the display will provide an incredible insight into giraffe anatomy and natural history.”

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