Have You Ever Been Kissed by a Giraffe?

As I mentioned in my last blog post, the ‘Introduction to How I Spent My Summer Vacation’, I had not been on an airplane since 1996. So flying to both California (Santa Barbara and Dan Diego) and Colorado (Denver and Basalt) in one month was more than I anticipated or expected to enjoy. But as the serendipitous nature of life would have it, I had three of the greatest adventures of my entire life.

Today’s blog post will focus my first adventure, my experience with Chuku and Chamoa; they are @ 18 foot tall mother and daughter giraffes who live what seems to be a very contented life being the center of human attention at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park several times a day.

They are the benefactors of tourists who sign up for various length photo (and feeding) safaris daily. Although they are well equipped to feed on their own with very slimy long black tongues designed ideally to acquire leaves from the abundance of acacia trees, there is nothing like being hand fed (and reciprocating with an occasional kiss.)

I was one of the very honored few that established such a rapport; even our guide said that I was highly social, from an anthropological perspective. Chuku, Chamoa and I took to each other like long, lost friends.

The above  video and still photo below really tell the story. So I won’t say much more. I simply want to leave you with the thought of my memory of getting two of the ‘slobberiest’ kisses I have even received in my life and loving every moment of my time with them.

A Giraffe Kiss in Exchange for Some Acacia Leaves

How sweet it is!

About 'Maven in the Hat!

Alison Gilbert has been promoting, marketing and designing identities for businesses for over two decades. Alison is the owner of MARKETING BYTES. We connect business to business and business to buyer both locally and globally. We use the best of traditional communications, advertising, graphics, branding, etc. with the latest technology, known as 'Inbound Marketing'. We help businesses develop, promote and evaluate their activities. Our goal is to improve your business and help your company make the transition to the new media so your business does not get left behind. We also work with the consumers to help them utilize the latest technology to find what they want as buyers and to help them make educated choices in the professional services they wish to use. View all posts by 'Maven in the Hat!

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