Sunday, 4 April 2010

On My Head!

US zookeeper injured after giraffe headbutt

The incident was simply a 'playful' accident, according to a spokesperson for the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island.

The keeper was cleaning up a space between the exhibit and the viewing area when the giraffe suddenly took a swipe at her.

The keeper managed to remain conscious after being hit by the towering beast, and even walked to safety after the incident.

Spokesperson Jan Mariani said the attacker, 20-year-old giraffe Griffy, is not an aggressive animal but likes to get close to people and get his head petted.

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