Gerald: Giraffe of the Day

Sculpture Name: Gerald 

Artist Name: Lucy Loves Design 

Location: Tollcross  

Sponsor Name: Restaurant Associates 

Gerald is inspired by the amazing animals at Edinburgh Zoo and is named after the real Gerald, a Nubian giraffe, who has been a resident of the zoo since May 2021. Created by Lucy Loves Design, Gerald is covered in a patch work of illustrated animals who live at the zoo. They are painted all over the sculpture to look like a giraffe’s patterned coat. 

Lucy Loves Design is a surface pattern and printed textile designer. She graduated from Loughborough University School of Art and Design with a degree in Printed Textiles. Loving to draw, paint, collage and explore new ways of making patterns, Lucy’s work is inspired by the natural world and always starts with hand-painted motifs. 

From pandas and penguins, to flamingos and sloths, which animals can you spot in this bright sculpture, sponsored by Restaurant Associates? 

Restaurant Associates create unforgettable dining experiences at iconic venues across the UK, each inspired by a deep understanding of, and timeless appreciation for, culinary excellence and brilliant hospitality. Whether they are hosting your wedding in Edinburgh Zoo’s beautiful mansion house, or preparing vegan nachos in Grasslands Restaurant, they champion creativity, encourage collaboration, cultivate community and strive for client customer satisfaction. 

Fancy taking one of these home?

On Tuesday 4 October 2022 we are auctioning off our giraffe sculptures to raise money for our vital wildlife conservation work. If you would like to register your interest in attending the auction, please contact us at, and find out more at

If you can’t make the auction you still have a chance to win your own giraffe! One lucky donor could win the BAMBOOzled sculpture, as well as the opportunity to feed our giant pandas and giraffes. For just £5, enter now for the chance to win this amazing prize at

Giraffe About Town