Thursday, April 12, 2007

Taming of the Giraffes

In my opinion, the reason the San Diego Zoo is "World Famous" is because of the Wild Animal Park. For those who don't know, it's an incredibly cool park with a massive valley area where many animals roam together "free-ish" (unlike most zoos with their small, separate enclosures). One of the opportunities available to visitors is a photo safari, which I highly recommend. Where else in San Diego can you get up close and feed a pack of hungry giraffes? (who I discovered really are quite nosey & pushy things after all!)

8 Comments:

Blogger blueboat said...

this is so funny - you certainly got close up and personal. Still, I imagine it was safe enough - the worst they could do would be to give you a nasty slurp!

Thu Apr 12, 01:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger angela said...

What state is your lens in after that encounter?
Angela

Thu Apr 12, 02:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous elastic said...

The Giraffes are very dangerous when they kick you with their longs legs.

Thu Apr 12, 02:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

"I'm ready for my close-up!"

Thu Apr 12, 02:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Nice photo. I've always wanted to do one of the special tours at either the Wild Animal Park or the Zoo. Did you also get to feed them?

Thu Apr 12, 05:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

If it's safe it's great. By the way this photo is stunning !!!!

Fri Apr 13, 04:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Thanks, everyone. :) Yep, we were actually feeding them when this photo was taken (acacia leaves, if I remember correctly). They came up to the truck to get the treats. It's safe, but you aren't allowed to touch the giraffes on the head because of the risk that they'll use their heads as battering rams and smack you about. We got to feed both giraffes and rhinos on the trip (rhinos got apple slices).

Fri Apr 13, 10:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

haha that was funny about the pushy giraffes - the PBS channel has a special on giraffes - amazing how large they are - quite beautiful animals

Sun Apr 15, 12:54:00 AM PDT  

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