Benito the Giraffe, an animal that was adopted by the Central Park of Ciudad Juárez, suffers from the extreme heat of the area and can only cover himself with a small umbrella; The fact was condemned on social networks with photographs.
The governor of Chihuahua, María Eugenia Campos Galván or Maru Campos, announced the adoption of Benito the giraffe in May 2023. The animal’s name was voted on and Benito’s alternative won by 7,547 votes.
The adoption of Benito the giraffe followed the death of Modesto, another animal of the same species. Manch took second place in the poll with 3,268 votes, while Maximo finished third with 1,878 votes.
In this context, Benito the giraffe arrived in Ciudad Juárez, but some photographs showed the lack of conditions in Central Park to provide a safe habitat for the animal.
Benito the Giraffe currently suffers the consequences of the extreme heat experienced in Mexico, and in particular in Ciudad Juárez; A picture was taken of how the animal could barely cover itself with a small umbrella.
“Benito, a 3-year-old giraffe, was taken to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to be displayed in a park. The heat reaches 33 degrees and the only way for Benito to protect himself is in this umbrella,” a reporter reported. Twitter warned.
Ruth Barrios Fuentes said, “What is it not to have common sense.” In this sense, the account of a user of the same social network explained that signatures are being collected to release Benito from the Central Park in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
Following the arrival of Benito the giraffe in Ciudad Juárez, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) indicated on Twitter on May 26, 2023 that the animal had “a space of sufficient dimensions.”
However, the petition on the change.org platform indicates the opposite, as it was claimed that Benito “does not have an adequate or prestigious place outside its natural habitat.”
“Benito is affected by not giving the giraffe enough or respectable space outside its natural habitat, to exploit it as a figure of entertainment. At stake is the life of a being dignified, respected and worthy of a free life, not content with the exploits committed in Modesto, now history repeats itself.