Sunday, February 13, 2011

Giraffe Love

Too dear for words. I've always loved giraffes, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species. via

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2 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beautiful animals. So sweet, the love between Mother and child :)

penelopebianchi said...

Oh how funny!
New to your blog; I had no idea you had posted about "Giraffe Manor" which I just commented on!

At the Santa Barbara Zoo ; the "giraffe keeper" had quite a surprise a few months ago! He went in to the "newest (a few months) giraffe to let her outside....and!! Lo and Behold! There was a baby giraffe taller than he was! Born in the night!
(Our zoo had purchased the young female Giraffe from the LA zoo I think)

And no one knew she was pregnant! (they don't show!)

In any case; there was the new baby giraffe! And the mother was so young; she didn't know what to do!

So the zoo employees took turns sleeping with this newborn giraffe....for months.....His name is "Daniel"; and a Santa Barbara family who is very , very generous to the zoo.....named him. He is thriving..thanks to the volunteers and zookeepers who slept with him (no exaggeration) every night for months!

Penelope