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This Zoo Wants To Save Geoffrey The Toys ‘R Us Giraffe For A Conservation Campaign


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Late last month, Toys ‘R Us shuttered its stores nationwide, taking countless Legos and Barbies with it. But there’s one item poised for rescue as the toy chain settles its bankruptcy case: Geoffrey the Giraffe.

The San Antonio Zoo is hoping to acquire Geoffrey, the long-running Toys ‘R Us mascot, to educate the public about real-life giraffes and rally for their conservation. “The idea would be to show kids that giraffes could go extinct, because Geoffrey almost did,” explains Jennifer Pue, marketing manager at the San Antonio Zoo.