Friday, 7 June 2013

'Ooh, where am I?' Nextra-terrestrial Giraffe tells her story!


Stand Tall for Giraffes - Nextra-terrestrial in transit

'What an eventful few hours this has been! After spending many days in storage with all the other giraffes, passing the time chatting and playing games, we were suddenly all loaded onto transporters to go to our new homes for 12 weeks ...'
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Stand Tall giraffes in transit
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Stand Tall for Giraffes - Nextra-terrestrial in transit

'After what seemed like quite a long journey I was left standing in unknown surroundings. I felt very alone. Where were all my giraffe friends? Were there any humans here?'
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Stand Tall for Giraffes - Nextra-terrestrial

'"Stand Tall," I said to myself, feeling a tear roll down my neck.'

'Then suddenly I was surrounded by friendly, welcoming people! They smiled at me, put their arms round my neck and posed for photographs with me. There was a lovely feeling of celebration. "Welcome!" they said, "Welcome to Clacton Factory Outlet, we're so glad to have you here."'

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Stand Tall for Giraffes - Nextra-terrestrial arrives at Clacton Factory Outlet

'Ooh, now I know this is going to be a nexciting, fun-filled summer!'
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Nextra-terrestrial, the giraffe painted by Ingrid, is one of 30 large 2.5 metre high giraffes that are part of Stand Tall for Giraffes at Colchester Zoo. These giraffes are now situated in different locations around Colchester and Essex for 12 weeks, prior to going to Colchester Zoo for a final week, followed by a week at More London. Then they will all be auctioned to raise money for wildlife charity. 

You can see more about Nextra-terrestrial  on her very own blog which even has downloadable pictures to colour in!

4 comments:

Mark and Gaz said...

The adventure of the giraffe has started! A very fine and fun piece there Ingrid!

RuneE said...

Beautiful work! And no wonder nextra-terrestrial giraffe feels a bit out of place - at once at least :-)

Phoenix C. said...

Hi Mark and Gaz - thanks! I reckon it's going to be a fun summer! :)

Phoenix C. said...

Thank you RuneE. Nextra-terrestrial is settling in well and really loves her summer home! :)