Giraffe - Blog PostWe’re rounding up and relocating many of the decorative animals that make their homes in Seattle Children’s hallways. But first we’re inviting everyone to be photographed with a giraffe or zebra – or both.

 Our photographer will take commemorative photos on the first floor of the Giraffe Building near the vending machines on: Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We’ll email your pictures a few weeks later.

We’re moving the animals because we’re introducing a new wayfinding system throughout our campus. The new system is based on a different set of themes – Forest, River, Mountain, Ocean – so many of the animals would be out of place in their present spots.

We’ll find appropriate new homes for each of them – either at other Children’s locations or with other organizations. We already know where one will go. Twiga, a giraffe at the entrance to the current Giraffe Building, is bound for the hospital’s play yard.