Sunday, November 05, 2006

Giraffe Center

In Nairobi, we visited the Giraffe Center, a gorgeous stone manor house that looks like it was transplanted from rural England, surrounded by endangered Rothschild giraffes. Instead of just watching them, you get to feed and touch them. The big surprises: those little horns on the top of their head are bony--I had always imagined them being squishy or at least cartilaginous--and their ears are velvet soft.

Our Nairobi taxi driver, Anthony, helps Eleanor feed a giraffe.
And a couple more photos of Ruth and David.

We didn't get as close while we were on safari, but the animals were just as beautiful.

1 comment:

CuracaoChick said...

That's awesome. Giraffes are amazing, as are the Pimentels.