Update: Reward offered for kids' missing giraffe statue

Update: Reward offered for kids' missing giraffe statue

CREATED Mar 6, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 7, 2012

Reporter: Jennifer Waddell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - We have an update to the case of the missing giraffe at The International School of Tucson.  A $250 dollar reward is now being offered for its safe return.

The only thing the kids want is for someone to bring back their giraffe. 

Over the weekend, some punks stole the 14 foot tall carved wooden statue from the school playground.

It's not just any statue.  It was carved by hand in Kenya and came to Tucson 8 years ago when the school opened its doors.  The giraffe has become a part of their existence and the students are devastated it's gone.

They've even drafted "wanted" and "missing" posters with the adorable drawings and phrases, asking the thieves to please return their beloved giraffe.

Head of the school, Robert Young told KGUN9 the signs are being posted in the area with the hopes that someone will be able to help.

It shouldn't be that difficult... a 14 foot tall wooden giraffe would be tough to hide.

If you have any information, please call police or the International School of Tucson.