Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Behind the bars – giraffes in captivity

Giraffe in London Zoo (c) BFF

Born Free investigates the plight of giraffes and all wild animal held in zoos and circuses.  Giraffes can suffer in captivity, as these specialised herbivores live complex lives and can travel over large distances in the wild.  Being caged in a tiny space all their lives can lead to extreme frustration and boredom and captive giraffes can exhibit abnormal, stereotypic behaviour – repeatedly twisting their necks or licking the bars of their cage.  Born Free campaigns to end the confinement of giraffes and all wild animals for ‘entertainment’.

Find out more about captivity issues here >

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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