UPDATE: “CLEVELAND (AP) – A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition. Officials say the giraffe named Travis died at the zoo on Friday. [June 24]”
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has added an animal encounter that has proved popular amongst visitors: the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Under supervision and from an elevated platform, visitors may feed the long-necked beasts from a near (giraffe) eye-level position. Feeding the animals looked like fun but watching visitors do it was more interesting to me.