How To Get a Giraffe Out of a Pool (Video)

Lucy, a giraffe on the set of TV show “Wild at Heart”, has fallen into a swimming pool, forcing rescue workers to demolish the pool in order to free her.
Report by Sophie Foster.

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89 Responses to How To Get a Giraffe Out of a Pool (Video)

  1. I had no idea they were so unwieldy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Clearly not the brightest of animals on this planet. thanks for sharing. wonder what the leopards are going to use for their daily swim now?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi mariathermann,
      You are right about that one. :)
      I assume they would of had to fix the pool up, but no doubt the leopards would of missed a few days of being able to go in the water.

  3. adinparadise says:

    She looked as though she was enjoying paddling around in the water. What a business, getting her out. ;)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi adinparadise,
      I think it was cooling her down a bit, they said it was a hot day, it seemed to take them awhile to get her out, no doubt they tried a few different things first.

  4. I love a happy ending! Great post, Mags!

  5. El Guapo says:

    And he wandered off without even a thank you.
    Giraffes. Sigh.

  6. Oh my stars and garters! I, too, am glad for the happy ending. Like they say, “No animals were hurt during the filming of that video clip.” :)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Laurie,
      It must of taken them ages to her out, it was well and truly night when she finally walked out of the pool, and you are so right with that statement. :D

  7. bulldogsturf says:

    Seems silly what they did, just add sand to the pool and the giraffe can walk out…in other words build an internal ramp,

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bulldogsurf,
      They did say they made a makeshift ladder of some sort, sand sounds like a good idea, maybe it would take too many truckloads of it to get it there, the giraffes weigh a fair bit and she was 14 months pregnant, maybe they thought she might get stuck in the sand. But still they got her out and I bet she doesn’t try that one again. :)

  8. viveka says:

    Love happy endings …. She was handling the whole thing very well – after all she was pregnant and thank god the leopard wasn’t around.

  9. Welcome to the most technologically superior world in history!

  10. lolabees says:

    What a naughty girl! ;)

  11. malc50 says:

    Good one, Mags! I don’t know how you keep coming up with such gems! Cheers, Mal.

  12. Selma says:

    She didn’t seem stressed, did she? I guess it must be hard to climb out of deep places with those long legs. What a great vid!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      No there certainly wasn’t any panic there at all, she even went to the other end of the pool while they were breaking the cement, I think she sensed that they were trying to help her.

  13. Pretty cool…all things Africa!!

  14. robincoyle says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwww. Can I have her?

  15. reb says:

    What an ordeal … She looked really cool, as she walked away finally ;)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi reb,
      She did didn’t she, I think she may have sensed that they were trying to help her, and she did walk away very casually, she didn’t run, it was as if nothing happened. :)

  16. She is a very elegant pregnant lady giraffe. She is already 14 months pregnant; how much longer does she have to go before the new baby arrives?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Ronnie,
      I just had a quick google and it seems a giraffe carries it’s young for 15 months, so she is very close to giving birth, that must of been on the minds of the rescuers as well.

  17. She’d be right at home at my pond. Send her over here!

  18. jmgoyder says:

    Well now I’ve seen everything!

  19. Poor gorgeous Lucy – you have an bit of an accident and some cheeky person films it for all the world to see – what is a girl to do?

  20. Madhu says:

    Cool video! Love the way she walked off nonchalantly like nothing ever happened :-)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Madhu,
      I agree, it was unreal watching her, you would expect an animal to panic a bit especially a pregnant one, but no she kept her cool. :D

  21. E.C. says:

    Beautiful creature, that Giraffe. I love it when folks pull together to help save a stranded animal. There’s a certain kind of magic that takes over and fills the hearts with hope and joy. :)

  22. aFrankAngle says:

    Ah heck, the owner’ weren’t using the pool anyway.

  23. Indira says:

    Thanks mag for so much information and a lovely video. I didn’t know that Giraffe deliver after 15 months. People did a nice job.

  24. Oster's Mom says:

    You always find such great videos!

  25. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This is so lovely (the rescue) but do you know, I can’t help imagining how it was when she stumbled in – like, did her head go under water, & how did she stabilise herself & so on. It must have been really freaky for her. She so gorgeous!

    I love it when humans are kind.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi WordsFallFromMyEyes,
      I wondered the same thing, she didn’t look injured at all, it may always remain a mystery. She is beautiful isn’t she, but it all worked out in the end and I think everyone would of been relieved when they watched her walk out.

  26. Lenore Diane says:

    Hello Mags. The things you find and share with us never ceases to amaze me. I am grateful the giraffe made it out safely.

  27. starlaschat says:

    A Happy Ending. :+) I’m Glad Lucy made it out OK.

  28. niasunset says:

    I haven’t seen before … and known too. Thank you dear Mags you always bring us such a beautiful and interesting stories in life. Love, nia

  29. Elyse says:

    So glad they got her out. Thanks Mags for another fun video.

  30. HI Mags! What a happy ending to the story! I felt so bad seeing her walking in circles..poor Lucy. I’m really happy she made it out safe :)
    Adri

  31. and here I always thought Giraffes were smart :/

  32. cestlavie22 says:

    Aww that was adorable. Maybe she just wanted to take a little swim. Quite a task getting her out though!

  33. Oh, wow. Never seen something like this. Really cool. I’m glad she’s safe…

  34. Tony McGurk says:

    YAY!!! Lucy’s free. We used to love Wild at Heart when it was on. Shelley & I love giraffes, they are such beautiful animals.

  35. Linda Vernon says:

    LOL! Haha! She really caused some trouble. Those long beautiful legs couldn’t help her out in this situation though HA!

  36. Couldn’t they have managed to coax her up a ramp? Horses go up ramps all the time, and she’s horse – sort of. Did the poor cats have to stay inside until she was freed? She looked distressed, circling the pool like that. The production company is going to get one enormous bill!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Lady Marilyn,
      It did look pretty deep and not very long, I don’t know if a plank would of worked, I’m sure they would of tried a few different things before they starting demolishing the pool, and oh yes it would of cost them.

  37. dearrosie says:

    I never thought I’d see a photo of a giraffe in a swimpool. You sure do find interesting things to share with us.

  38. Happy to see they got the giraffe out safely!

  39. munchow says:

    Someone must have gotten it all completely wrong. How can you expect a giraffe to take a bath if you don’t build the pool deep enough, and then make big enough steps so it can get out again? This is hilarious.

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