1. A giraffe's spot pattern is unique, like a fingerprint. No two giraffes have the same pattern.
2. A giraffe's spots darken with age, so obviously the darker the spots, the older the giraffe.
3. A single kick from a giraffe is powerful enough to kill a lion or cheetah.
4. Their tongues are black to prevent sunburn.
We were only able to feed Ellie and Bogie since their baby is still drinking his mother's milk. I thought little Sergeant Peppers was adorable, and he stuck pretty close to his mom. The kids held up their leaves and the giraffes came right over. Their eyes were big and doelike, with eyelashes to the moon. Their noses were so soft, I had to use a lot of self control not to reach out and touch them. Their tongues were super long and a bit freaky. Gene Simmons would appreciate their tongues to be sure.
Mom and Baby
"Leaves, my favorite."
Hannah feeding Ellie
"Uhhh, could you move that a little closer, please?"
Lucas feeding Bogie. His dark spots showed his older age.
Overall it was a great experience and all three kids enjoyed it!