Sheer Joy! Watch as giraffe from an Illinois zoo celebrates the warm spring day

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This week, the Brookfield Zoo released video of their giraffe tower, or group of giraffes, getting to enjoy the unseasonably-warm weather.

Potoka is a 2-year-old giraffe. As you can see, he runs and prances around the yard as his tower and zoo-goers watch in amusement.

Here are some interesting facts about giraffes as posted to giraffeconservation.org:

  • Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffe have the same coat pattern.
  • Giraffe feet are the size of a dinner place with a diameter of 30cm
  • The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Even newborn giraffe are taller than most humans.
  • A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.
  • Giraffe only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.