Hyderabad: A video of giraffes diving into a swimming pool is being circulated on social media for quite some time. The users are attributing the video to animal shows across the world.

*This is one of the costliest show of the World. This show is performed in Australia. These giraffes are highly…

Posted by Sivakumar Yerramalla on Sunday, July 5, 2020

Few users shared the video with the description:
“This is one of the costliest show of the World. This show is performed in Australia. These giraffes are highly trained at great expense. It takes 2 years to train a giraffe to overcome the fear of water, and 3 to 4 years to dive into the water. Enjoy watching this Amazing Show!”

The archived links of the claims can be found here and here.

FACT CHECK:

The claim that the Giraffes diving high is seen in a real show in Australia is FALSE.

The video in question is in circulation on social media for a long time. The giraffes diving into a swimming pool is an extraordinary act. So, we started with Google search by entering the keywords- ‘giraffes high diving video’ and received the web pages and links to the video uploaded on YouTube and other video sharing platforms.

According to the web pages from https://www.metalocus.es/en/news/5m80-or-swimmers-giraffes and https://en.unifrance.org/movie/37362/5-metres-80, we can understand that the video is not at all real. It is an animation video entitled ‘5meters 80’ by Nicolas Deveaux, made in 2012 and is in circulation on the web since 2013.

The Dailymotion hosts the full-length video here:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxyuig

Nicolas Deveaux is a talented animation director and also famed for his other works with animation videos like an elephant jumping on a trampoline and elephants sky diving etc.

His showreel can be found at https://vimeo.com/nicolasdeveaux or http://www.cube-creative.com/directors/nicolas-deveaux/

Hence, the claim that the giraffes high diving into a swimming pool is from Australia is FALSE. The video is real like animation.

Dharmasena NN

NN Dharmasena is a nom de guerre for a journalist who is working for web, TV, and print media in Telugu and English languages for nearly two decades. He is a Google News Initiative certified fact-checker and believes that a little common sense saves the people from falling prey to false information.

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