THEY have taken months to grow and hours of hard work to carefully trim into shape.

Now these life-sized jungle creatures will take up residence in the new Jungle Falls garden at Paultons Park.

A crocodile, a 12ft giraffe and a massive elephant have been imported from Italy by Agrumi Ltd of Beaulieu.

They will be looked after by the gardening team at the theme park to make sure they keep their shape.