Animal Pedicures

Most of the time animals’ hooves, claws and nails wear down naturally, but sometimes they need a bit of a pedicure to keep them in tip top condition.

Some of our animals are trained and actually present their feet to the keepers to be checked.

Below you can see one of our Giraffe keepers administering footcare treatment to Thorn, our male giraffe.

Giraffe pedicure - Chester Zoo