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Introducing Willow (Explored) | by Scott Thomas Photography
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Introducing Willow (Explored)

The youngest Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata), Willow, on one of her first days on the savannah of the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

 

Willow was not born at DAK, she came from the Virginia Zoo as a 1 year old on October 12, 2010. I photographed her on October 30th as she was being watched closely by a nearby zoo keeper. As the Kilimanjaro Safari jeeps rolled by her loaded with gawking guests, Willow would look back at them seemingly curious as to what all the fuss was about.

 

Willow was a stranger in a strange land and I hope by now she has found her way.

 

UPDATE: I found out this photo was Explored back on March 1, 2011 (#266).

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Taken on October 30, 2010