Ted's Fun & Games An Evening with the Giraffes
at the Sacramento Zoo

July 10, 2016

At a fund-raising auction for the now-private Sacramento Zoo, benefactor Pat Ingolia secured a special party for a number of her friends at the Giraffe Pavilion.  Guests were treated to drinks, some delicious finger-food, and an up-close-and-personal tour of the barn where we met and fed some of the residents.

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On the Giraffe Pavilion

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In the yard

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What, me worry?

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We were not able to visit with the 3-month-old baby

The calf was born on April 11, 165 pounds and six feet tall.  Every new-born is important, because the giraffe population in sub-Saharan Africa has declined by 40% over the last 15 years.

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What a face

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At the barn

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Feeding time

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A mouth-to-mouth attempt

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Because the animals cannot crouch, the door can remain open.

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Back at the pavilion for another feeding

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Selfie-time

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The neighbors

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