Giraffe licks and kicks SLO woman

August 17, 2014

Amanda HallA 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.


The “before” photo is nice, but what does the “after” photo look like? Just curious.



Who doubts she will sue the Zoo, because the fence was too easy for anybody to climb over? Obviously, it’s all the Zoo’s fault because the fence was not 50′ high (because, you know…giraffes).

This poor, highly intelligent woman, who has children and a mortgage and loves to watch Kardashian TV shows, was only trying to show how dangerous the enclosure was by climbing over the fence designed to keep stupid people out.

See? Totally innocent!

Ted Slanders

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;” (Job 12:7)

As the bible so states, the Giraffe taught Amanda Hall a good lesson, do not be a fool and trespass into their sanctuary!


No doubt alcohol was involved. Geez, she almost became a candidate for a Darwin Award. Better luck next time.


O.k. say it again…………………can’t fix stupid.


Great. As if the good people of the mid-west don’t already have reason to suspect California kooks. Oh just jeepers.


Brilliant! A 24 year old or a 10 year old?


Another bright Cal Poly student.


Nursing student.


Perhaps for those who are not familiar with Madison, it might be helpful to identify it as being in Wisconsin.


Ill bet she don,t love em anymore, why would you climb over

two fences to get to a wild ANIMAL?


There are people with a mentality (although that may not be the best word) out there that thinks that “cute = lovable” and try to apply that to the animal kingdom. Just ask anyone who has ever worked in a park with bears about the stupidity of some tourists — especially those with no exposure to wild animals except via Disney.