WebXtra: Ellen Trout Zoo’s giraffe becomes oldest on record

Twiga has become the oldest giraffe on record under human care.
Twiga has become the oldest giraffe on record under human care.
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Ellen Trout Zoo’s general curator, Celia Falzone, talks about how Twiga, the Masai giraffe, is turning 31.

This makes her the oldest giraffe on record under human care. Falzone says the average lifespan is 20 years. Due to her age, staff have been monitoring her closely.

Twiga first arrived at the zoo in 2008. During her time there, she gave birth to one calf.