Denmark doesn't have any wild animals bigger than a blackbird to speak of. I think that this (in conjunction with "Busy Town") has given danes a somewhat skewed idea about what wild animals get up to.
Yes, of course the giraffe works for the press! Why in god's name would he not?
Fun fact: there is a Russian saying "доходит, как до жирафа", which means "gets information [as slowly] as a giraffe".