This weekend we ended up at this little quaint zoo in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This zoo was a little different than most, because you get to FEED the giraffes. Yeah, the big, tall, blue tongued spotted things. I just about died doing this because it was such a great thing (and something I wanted to do for years). I love giraffes, so of course I was going to feed them. (and spend 10 dollars in food for them...) For a dollar, you got two crackers or two ash leaves. I must say the crackers were easier to feed them because you could break them in smaller pieces. Hodari and Zuri loved me, mostly because I came back twice and spent a little over 10 dollars in treats for them. Best experience by far in my life.
Hodari, thinking the camera was food.
This is Hodari, with his "Watchu lookin at?" face.
Hodari was obviously the bigger one of the two, kept stealin' the crackers. (Blue/black tongue anyone??) It felt like a cow's...actually.
Here is his wifey, Zuri.
Them together---you can tell the difference of height.
That was all in all an amazing time. I wish I could have taken them home with me. Such beautiful creatures.
And then at dinner we ended up at a restaurant that had this guy:
A CAMEL. Humphrey was his name. Like legit in the backyard. Turns out that the owner of the restaurant also owns a petting zoo, complete with Camel, Zebra, Kangaroo and Arctic Fox.
Srsly. What did you do on your 4th of July weekend? Ever pet a giraffe or camel? Ever RIDE a camel? (I didn't ride him.... thank goodness.)