AMAZING ANIMALS: Darling Downs Zoo has welcomed two giraffes named Lily and Tulip which will go on display to the public on Boxing Day.
AMAZING ANIMALS: Darling Downs Zoo has welcomed two giraffes named Lily and Tulip which will go on display to the public on Boxing Day. Contributed

Zoo reaches new heights with latest attractions

USUALLY found roaming the dry savannah regions of Africa, two giraffes have made their way to the Darling Downs.

The zoo has welcomed two giraffes which will make their public debut on Boxing Day.

Two-year-old Lily and Tulip are settling into their new home with another young male giraffe set to join them late next year.

The Darling Downs Zoo announced the pair were destined to be a part of a breeding program at the zoo.

"Giraffes were once very numerous in Africa but they are now listed as vulnerable as fewer than 100,000 are left on the entire African continent," the zoo said in a statement.

"We are extremely proud to now be part of a scientifically-based Australasian program to help preserve this iconic species."

Tulip and Lily join an array of other animals at the zoo which include African white lions, meerkats and zebras as well as snakes, macaws, dingos, kangaroos and emus.

Darling Downs Zoo is open every day over the school holidays except for Christmas Day.



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