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Welcome to Giraffe About Town

Get ready to look up and discover over 40 magnificent giraffe sculptures all across Scotland’s capital during July and August 2022! Edinburgh Zoo is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Giraffe About Town.

Designed to celebrate Edinburgh’s extraordinary heritage and cultural diversity, our giraffes are in locations across the city, highlighting iconic spots and hidden gems from Edinburgh Zoo to Leith.

Our incredible herd are on display until Monday 29 August, giving you two months to explore the trail. How many will you spot?

You can also win your own giraffe sculpture from the trail! Bamboozled, the stunning sculpture with a panda theme, could be yours to take home or gift.  Enter our unique prize draw for just £5 – find out more!

Latest News

12 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Giga Raffe  Artist Name: Will Beeslaar  Location: Princes Street East  Sponsor Name: CityFibre  Say hello to Giga Raffe! Designed by Will Beeslaar, Giga Raffe tells the story of how we are all intri.... READ MORE

12 August 2022

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) visited Wester Hailes Library as part of their Giraffe About Town community programme, sponsored by CityFibre. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity are delivering a series .... READ MORE

11 August 2022

Sculpture Name: The Streets of Edinburgh  Artist Name: Vivien Carolyn Reinert  Location: Scottish Whisky Experience  Sponsor Name: Eastern Exhibition & Display  Designed by Vivien Carolyn Reinert, The Streets o.... READ MORE

10 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Gerry MacTartan  Artist Name: Sandra Russell  Location: Leith Walk  Sponsor Name: Uber Eats  Designed by Sandra Russell, Gerry MacTartan is THE ultimate giraffe about the town! Elegant, colourful an.... READ MORE

9 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Cosy Bosies  Artist Name: WhimSicAl LusH  Location: Stockbridge A  Sponsor Name: Sidey  There's nothing nicer than cosying up in your favourite jumper when you're feeling chilly. It's like putting o.... READ MORE

7 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Mapping the City  Artist Name: Victoria Rose Ball  Location: City Chambers  Sponsor Name: City of Edinburgh Council    Inspired by the twists and turns of the streets of Edinburgh, Victoria Rose Ball desig.... READ MORE

6 August 2022

Meet Hoops, painted by Suzanne Scott, an artist and illustrator based in Dundee who works under the name WhimSicAL LusH.  You may recognise this cheeky chappy from the Giraffe About Town adverts around the Edinburgh. Inspired by .... READ MORE

5 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Straight on 'til Morning  Artist Name: Anne-Marie Byrne  Location: National Museum of Scotland  Sponsor Name: Purdie Worldwide  Second star on the right and Straight on ‘til Morning! Following Pet.... READ MORE

4 August 2022

It has been wonderful to see just how many people have already been enjoying Giraffe About Town. In just three weeks over 91,000 sculptures have been collected and over 100,800 rewards redeemed! On Friday 1 July, over 40 eight-.... READ MORE

4 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Leave Only Footprints  Artist Name: Tabita W Harvey  Location: Lauriston  Sponsor Name: Ray Hole Architects  At first glance, or when viewed from a distance, this sculpture may look like a regular g.... READ MORE

3 August 2022

Sculpture Name: Flora  Artist Name: Carolina Haraki  Location: Usher Hall  Sponsor Name: Flock  Inspired by Edinburgh’s iconic Victoria Street, artist Carolina Haraki wanted to bring a splash of colour to the tra.... READ MORE

3 August 2022

Forth 1’s Boogie, Arlene and Marty met their Giraffe About Town sculpture Skinny Malinky Long Legs earlier this week.   As official radio partners, Forth 1 are supporting Edinburgh Zoo’s Giraffe About Town trail which has .... READ MORE


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