Posts Tagged ‘giraffes’

The tall of it

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Animals
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The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha was ranked by Trip Adviser readers as the #1 zoo in the world in 2014.  I’m not sure that’s true, but the zoo is quite good, particularly for a city of just under half a million people, and very visitor-friendly.  The day we visited, the weather was beautiful, especially for November in the Midwest, a day so warm that we wouldn’t have needed coats.  An additional treat was that it was Appreciation Day with free admittance.

I always look forward to seeing the giraffes. They’re such an interesting combination of grace and awkwardness.  The day we visited, the giraffes were inside, feeding.


While we were close, the glass and lights caused some inconvenient reflections.



The keeper took a large push broom and gently rubbed the giraffe’s neck.  If you look closely, you can see giraffe’s mouth twisting in pleasure.  Every time the keeper stopped, the giraffe turned toward her until she started again.