Giraffe About Town



Flora the giraffe sculpture at the Meadows in Edinburgh


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Art Trail




Welcome to Giraffe About Town

Get ready to look up! Edinburgh Zoo is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Giraffe About Town – a large-scale public art event in Edinburgh in the summer of 2022.

Designed to celebrate Edinburgh’s extraordinary heritage and cultural diversity, our giraffes will be displayed for two months in locations across the capital, highlighting iconic spots and hidden gems from Edinburgh Airport to Leith.

Latest News

Primary students with wee giraffe sculpture

31 March 2022

This week the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) began delivering their Wee Herd of blank four-foot-tall giraffe sculptures to city schools as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s Giraffe About Town school programme, sponsored by E.... READ MORE
Paul Reynolds with Hoops the giraffe sculpture

30 March 2022

Stack & Still are the latest to join Edinburgh’s tall trail this summer! As one of the UK’s largest pancake houses in locations across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Livingston, Stack & Still are the place to go whether you.... READ MORE

23 March 2022

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has shared pictures of artist David Fleck painting the first sculpture in preparation for Edinburgh Zoo’s upcoming Giraffe About Town trail.   Sponsored by the trail’s official medi.... READ MORE
Lord Provost with Hoops the giraffe sculpture

20 March 2022

The City of Edinburgh Council are thrilled to be part of Edinburgh Zoo’s public art trail event, which is coming to Edinburgh this July! Scotland’s Capital city is widely regarded as one of the best and most beautiful citie.... READ MORE

18 March 2022

Over 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures were welcomed by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) at Ocean Terminal yesterday (17 March) ahead of Edinburgh Zoo’s upcoming Giraffe About Town trail.   In partnership.... READ MORE

11 March 2022

Printwell, a high-quality print company based in Airdrie, has joined the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo as printing partner for the Giraffe About Town trail.  With four months to go, the public .... READ MORE
Eon seniopr staff with penguins at Edinburgh Zoo

5 March 2022

E.ON are the latest company to sponsor a giraffe sculpture as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s large scale public art trail. E.ON is a leading company who supply renewable electricity to homes and eligible businesses. It provides smar.... READ MORE

18 February 2022

McIntosh of Strathmore is a well-known ready meal business who offer traditional favourites with a delicious modern twist. The company source locally where they can and make sure every meal is served to a high standard. Owned a.... READ MORE

16 February 2022

Cala Homes join the herd to become a sponsor for Giraffe About Town! Headquartered in Edinburgh, Cala Homes is an award-winning housebuilder who is passionate about finding clients their dream home and delivering exceptional se.... READ MORE
OMNi staff with Hoops the giraffe sculpture

10 February 2022

Edinburgh Zoo have partnered with OMNi as they are sponsoring a giraffe sculpture to be part of this year’s large-scale public art trail! OMNi is a premier leisure and entertainment destination which is situated in the heart .... READ MORE
Giraffe About Town School programme launch at Corstorphine Primary with p3b students Elouise, Holly, Jack and Kayal

8 February 2022

Schools across Edinburgh are being asked to get creative in support of wildlife conservation with the launch of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Giraffe About Town school programme, sponsored by Essential Edinbu.... READ MORE
Sidey with giraffe sculpture, Hoops

6 February 2022

Sidey join the herd as sponsors for the large-scale public art trail which is coming to Edinburgh in just FOUR MONTHS! Since 1932, Sidey have been a market leader in the manufacture, supply, and installation of high-quality pro.... READ MORE


Presenting Partner

The Glenmorangie Company

Supporting Partner


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Essential Edinburgh

Official Supporter

City of Edinburgh Council

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Eastern Exhibition & Display

Edinburgh Evening News

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Forth 1

Forever Edinburgh


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Ocean Terminal

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Printwell Colour Printers

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Purdie Worldwide

The Scotsman

Sculpture Sponsor

Ashwood Scotland

Blyth & Blyth

Burges Salmon

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Cairngorm Capital Foundation

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Cala Homes

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Fountain Park

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Highland Wildlife Park

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Merchiston Castle School

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People’s Postcode Lottery

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Ray Hole Architects

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Restaurant Associates


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Stack & Still

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The Little Parlour

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Uber Eats

Walter Scott & Partners Limited

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