This weekends we celebrated World Giraffe Day slightly ahead of schedule.

Thank you to everyone that joined in, these days are so important to raise awarness for the risk to wildlife we are facing.

Our visitors got involved with a 5km trail around the zoo, for those who completed the trail Cumbria Zoo have donated their admission money to the GCF!

Our gift shop also got involved, with a selection of lovely giraffe merchandise available on our gcf stall, 100% of which will go to the GCF with Cumbria zoo company covering the costs of the products.

And not to be left out, our cafes had 2 tasty dishes, 50% of the proceeds of which were donated to GCF! And last but not least, The proceeds from giraffe hand feeding on Saturday and Sunday went to the GCF - all of it, every last penny!

We had a brilliant weekend and we hope you did to! We have been busy counting all the trails, giraffe feeds and cafe specials to get the current total so far!

Drum roll please.

So far this year we have raised a whopping......£16,016.61

Well done everyone and again a HUGE THANK YOU for all your efforts!

But it isn't over yet, if you still want to donate our WGD page is still live on our online shop!

Don't miss out on our special priced Giraffe Adoptions, Giraffe Lovers Package and of course our very own Ellers Hoofprint Cast! That thing is huge!