A baby giraffe and her mother nuzzle each other in their enclosure at The Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo. The baby giraffe was born on August 6 at the zoo. See photos of another baby giraffe born earlier this month in Germany.
The Abilene Zoo, in the town I did some growing up in, had a bridge right over the giraffe paddock. The animals would come up, and while you couldn't touch them, you got to see a rare site: the top of a giraffe's head.