Giraffe licks and kicks SLO woman
August 17, 2014
A Giraffe at a Madison Zoo first licked and then kicked a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was attempting to trespass into the giraffe exhibit on Saturday, according to the Madison Police.
Amanda Hall climbed over one fence and was partially over a second fence that surrounds the giraffe exhibit when Wally, a two-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe, first licked Hall and then turned and kicked her in the face.
Though Hall’s injuries were non-life-threatening, staff at the Henry Vilas Zoo warns visitors that giraffes are capable of killing lions, and that Hall was lucky not to have been more seriously injured.
Madison police cited Hall for harassment of zoo animals, which carries a $686 fine.
Hall told police officers that she climbed into the exhibit area because she loves giraffes.