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Attn: Parkland Library Staff

Ask Teresa if this picture reminds her of anything.

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June 7, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Attn: Parkland Library Staff

6 feet 4 inches, 164 pound baby…giraffe

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The Franklin Park Zoo (Boston) has a new addition to its giraffe clan.

A female giraffe named Jana gave birth Saturday to a healthy baby male giraffe, who came in at 164 pounds and 6 feet 4 inches tall.

The baby dropped 6 feet to the ground from his mother, who gave birth standing up, zoo officials said.

via Miracle Giraffe Born At Franklin Zoo – wbztv.com.

July 25, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on 6 feet 4 inches, 164 pound baby…giraffe

What’s for breakfast, guys?

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July 22, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on What’s for breakfast, guys?

In case you wondered, giraffe milk is kosher

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According to a report in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, vets were asked to treat an adult, female giraffe at Israel’s largest zoo, the Safari Park in Ramat Gan. The team, led by Professor Zohar Amar, took a routine sample of milk and found that it clotted in the way required by Jewish law for kosher certification.

They submitted more milk for verification by the rabbinical authorities and the paper reported that a ruling was made that giraffe meat and milk are acceptable for observant Jews.

The giraffe belongs to the family of grazing animals that have cloven hooves and chew the cud, thereby making them consistent with kosher rules, but the milk test was the final confirmation.

June 8, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , , | Comments Off on In case you wondered, giraffe milk is kosher