Monday, July 13, 2015

Fact of the Day: King Giraffe

King George IV of Great Britain had his own pet giraffe. It was given to him as a diplomatic gift from Egypt. The giraffe was not very healthy, and despite kind treatment from the king, the giraffe died within two years. It was said that King George IV loved his giraffe very much, and was quite heartbroken when the giraffe passed away.  

15 comments:

  1. The English weather may not have been what the giraffe was used to.

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  2. The English weather would not be like the Seregati region of Africa.
    The English monarchs of that time were happier with their exotic pets,
    estates etc than their subjects. Strange mob they all were - the European
    ones also and all so related by blood ties.
    Draw your own conclusions on that fact.
    "B J Hunnicut of the M.A.S.H 4077
    aka Colin

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  3. It would have been best to leave the animal in its natural habitat.

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  4. As far as I know giraffe's don't respond overly well on captivity and they've also been know to die if missing their partners and friends.

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  5. Aww. I can't imagine having a giraffe as a pet, though. Seems it would just step over any fence you put up!

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  6. Aaaaaaw....that is sad. I agree with the comments above...guess the poor guy was not used to English weather.

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  7. The weather probably didn't help matters any

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  8. I would be sad too if my giraffe passed away :( Pets are family members!

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  9. Poor thing. All the love in the world can't save an animal that wasn't meant to be a pet.

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  11. The British climate must not be suitable for giraffes. Too bad.

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  12. It's always sad to lose a loved pet.

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  13. Giraffes are beautiful and gentle animals.

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