Giraffe About Town



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Welcome to Giraffe About Town

From Friday 1 July, get ready to look up and discover over 40 magnificent giraffe sculptures! Edinburgh Zoo is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Giraffe About Town – a large-scale public art event in Edinburgh this summer.

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

Our incredible herd will be on display from Friday 1 July to Monday 29 August, giving you two months to explore the trail. How many will you spot?

Latest News

Evenings at the zoo just for grown-ups

24 June 2022

This summer, Edinburgh Zoo are opening their gates after hours for grown-ups only to enjoy the summer evenings at the zoo! In celebration of the Giraffe About Town trail hitting the streets, Edinburgh Zoo will have events on va.... READ MORE

23 June 2022

With just two weeks to go until the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Giraffe About Town trail hits the streets, community groups across Edinburgh have finished painting their ‘wee sculptures’.   As part of .... READ MORE
Flora giraffe sculpture in Edinburgh

22 June 2022

With just over a week to go until the herd takes to the streets, we would like to take the time to thank everyone who has helped bring Edinburgh’s tall trail to life.   Thank you to our presenting partner The Glenmorangie Co.... READ MORE
S. Luca team meeting Flora

8 June 2022

S. Luca Dairy Ice Cream have joined the herd and sponsored a giraffe sculpture as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s tall trail this summer! The family have been crafting luxury dairy ice cream from their base in Musselburgh for over 10.... READ MORE

2 June 2022

With only ONE MONTH TO GO! Here are some of our top reasons to get excited for Giraffe About Town...  🦒  There will be over 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures will be dotted around Edinburgh, each with their own un.... READ MORE
Handelsbanken colleagues with a giraffe sculpture

30 May 2022

Handelsbanken are delighted to be part of Edinburgh Zoo’s public art trail event, which is coming to Edinburgh city centre in July!  The team are thrilled to sponsor their very own giraffe sculpture and with much of the trai.... READ MORE
Merchiston Castle School headteacher with giraffe sculpture

27 May 2022

Merchiston Castle School are the latest to sponsor a giraffe sculpture as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s large scale public art trail.   Giraffe About Town will see over 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures displayed across Edinb.... READ MORE
Cairngorm Capital Foundation with giraffe sculpture

23 May 2022

Cairngorm Capital Foundation are thrilled to join the herd with their giraffe sculpture which will take to the streets of Edinburgh this summer!  They seek to protect and enhance landscapes by supporting conservation initiativ.... READ MORE

2 May 2022

Our herd is getting more colourful by the day as the hard work is finishing up at our painting space. Remember, you can spot all 40 of the finished designs when our tall trail hits the streets of Edinburgh on 1 July! Scroll .... READ MORE
Expert Sleepers meet Flora the giraffe sculpture

27 April 2022

Expert Sleepers join the herd to become a sponsor for Giraffe About Town!   Based in Morningside, Edinburgh, Expert Sleepers is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments.  They are big fans of.... READ MORE
Eastern team with a giraffe sculpture

19 April 2022

Eastern Exhibition & Display have joined Edinburgh Zoo as official signage partner for the Giraffe About Town trail.   The company have earned a reputation amongst their clients for delivering the best quality product eve.... READ MORE
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


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The Glenmorangie Company

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