Not sure what it is about them, but giraffes are my favorite animal and I hope to travel to Africa someday to be close to them in person. There is a resort called Giraffe Manor where the giraffes roam the property and according to the website, they even poke their heads in the building to say hello.
above photos: Giraffe Manor website
I'll be honest, I do worry that it will be hard to accomplish financially, but I truly think it will be an amazing experience connecting with these beautiful and peaceful creatures. Maybe this needs to be a "formal" goal in which I make a serious plan to get there by a certain date instead of assuming it won't happen!
© Jill's Dream Artwork
I've also used giraffes as a few of my painting subjects and one is actually licensed with the company Oopsy Daisy Art for Kids which is a huge honor. Her name is "Bright Eyes" and the original is hanging in the bedroom of a sweet girl named Haley who also adores giraffes.
Lastly I have to share this goofy-looking little baby giraffe that puts a smile on my face anytime I see her.
photo source: http://www.omgsocute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Baby-Giraffeased.jpg
Isn't she sweet? What would you name her if you could?