First paintbrush hits sculpture for upcoming city-wide Giraffe About Town trail

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 media partner, JPI Media, David’s design is inspired by his own experience discovering new inspirations for his illustrations from iconic landmarks throughout Scotland. He previously designed the artwork for The Scotsman 200 years anniversary celebration.   

In partnership with Wild in Art, Giraffe About Town will see more than 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures go on display across Edinburgh in summer 2022. Each model will be designed and decorated by local artists and community groups, later being auctioned to raise vital funds to support RZSS wildlife conservation work in Scotland and around the world.  

Sculptures are due to hit streets from 1 July!

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