Travel: Giraffe Habitat
The Giraffe Habitat at the Omaha Zoo is an amazing experience. For $5.00, yes five dollars, you can feed a giraffe. This sweet girl is Lolo, she’s an 8-year-old giraffe who loves to eat. Lolo is the coolest.
Before they let you in (only one group at a time) the go over some rules. One, don’t touch the giraffe. Two, don’t make any sudden movements, be calm and talk softly. Three, if she takes the whole branch, don’t reach for it!
I held onto that branch with all my might since I didn’t want to give up time seeing Lolo close up. She’s a leaf eater, and her tongue does most of the work, wrapping around the branch to pull off the leafs.
Okay – check out this video to see all the action!
Okay, time for some photos.
First, make your way to the giraffe habitat early in the morning, since the giraffes are more active then, eating, walking around, and even playing.
It’s fun to watch them from afar and close up. Take your time in the habitat, I think we spent about 45-60 minutes soaking up the whole experience.
Also, did you know that there are different types of giraffes that have recognizable patterns? I had no idea.
Feeding a Giraffe
Okay, let’s get back to the feeding – the video above is awesome, yet here are some up close shots that Bryce snagged. I think it looks like I’m having a great time!
Lolo is having an awesome time, too. Did you know she eats up to 400 pounds of leafs in a week? I feel like I fed her one kernel of popcorn!
Below you can see her big teeth again – trying to get that very last leaf. Giraffes are so cool.
Well, there you have it – the Giraffe Habitat at the Omaha Zoo. Worth checking out if you’re even in Nebraska.
Thanks so much for stopping by – happy Saturday! Enjoy the weekend and I’ll see you again soon.