Giraffe Moving - PR Team photo

The giraffe’s and their animal friends that have inhabited the roof at  Seattle Children’s will migrate from their perch Saturday.

They are the last of numerous decorative animal figures to leave their longtime locations in and around the hospital. We‘re finding new homes for each of them – at other Children’s sites or with other organizations – because we’re introducing a new campus wide wayfinding system Jan. 20.  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 former spots.

We invited everyone to pose for a commemorative photo last week with the departing animals that resided inside the hospital– two giraffe and a zebra. We photographed more than 500 people! Thanks to everyone who helped bid a fond farewell to these cherished figures.