Yorkshire Wildlife Park staff hope new quartet will be Palles

Settling in: Palle settles into his new home after a long journey from Denmark.
Settling in: Palle settles into his new home after a long journey from Denmark.
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HERE is a real tall story - a group of giraffes are set to be the big new attraction at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Two giraffes have arrived and are settling into their new £350,000 enclosure, with the remaining pair set to arrive later today - the end of a huge operation spearheaded by park director Cheryl Williams to bring Palle, Jambo, Jasper and Behansin.

She said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the four giraffes.”

Two-year-old Jambo has arrived from Woburn Safari Park, with two-year-old Palle enduring a 30-hour journey from Denmark.

Meanwhile, Jasper, 12 and Behansin, seven, were due to arrive from the West Midlands Safari Park today.

Mrs Williams said: “The enclosure can house up to 16 giraffes and while it will hold a bachelor group of males initially, we hope in time we will be able to set up a breeding group.”