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Nevada non-profit raising money for new giraffe home

Posted November 28

— A non-profit wildlife ranch is trying to raise about $20,000 to help care for the only giraffe in Nevada.

KVVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2gOJIep ) that Lion Habitat Ranch says the giraffe, named "Ozzy Picasso," has outgrown his old home and needs a new place to stay warm in the winter. The ranch says the money raised will also go toward medical care and food.

The 2-year-old Ozzy has grown five feet in the past year and is expected to reach 18 feet tall in the next two years. The ranch hopes to build a new home that will last throughout the giraffe's lifetime.

Ranch staff also say Ozzy is the only giraffe in the area who knowns how to paint.

About 50 animals live at Lion Habitat Ranch.

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