When staff at Blackpool Zoo received an email asking if it would be possible for a member of the public to buy and own a giraffe, they couldn’t resist a cheeky reply.
But the giraffe super fan, who goes by the name of Chudders, didn’t give in and an extraordinary email exchange ensued.
From discussing the possibility of irate neighbours, suggestions of suitable pets and the man asking staff to leave the gates open for him to take one of the herd while no one was looking, the conversation has to be seen to be believed.
It has been shared on Blackpool Zoo’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Blackpool Zoo’s marketing and PR co-ordinator Jude Rothwell received the initial email.
“At first we were unsure as to whether this was a joke or not, but I couldn’t resist a tongue in cheek reply,” she said.
“We have had a great fun with Chudders and eventually we decided to send him one of our giraffes – a soft toy straight from our gift shop.
“I do hope that next time Chudders is in Blackpool he comes to say hello; we might even arrange for him to feed our giraffes in the paddock.”
For more information, visit www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk/news/giraffes-arent-ideal-as-pets