PORT of Brisbane had “a rather uncommon visitor” recently.

Sunny, a 17-month-old male giraffe, who was en route to New Zealand’s Wellington Zoo joining his aunty and niece duo, Zahara and Zuri.

According to Port of Brisbane, “a lot of planning’s gone into ensuring the safe arrival of Sunny into the Port”.


“A big ‘thank you’ to all involved including Patrick Terminals and South East Queensland Hauliers,” Port of Brisbane said in a statement.

In a statement, Wellington Zoo said they were “incredibly excited” to be welcoming another giraffe into their herd.

“Giraffes are very social animals and Sunny will be joining our aunty and niece duo in Wellington, Zahara and Zuri,” the zoo statement read.

“Sunny sailed on a large cargo ship to Auckland, and he is currently being transported via road to Wellington, with his arrival planned for Sunday morning.”