POSTED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:34am
LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC33) — The Zoo of Acadiana has a new resident thanks to funds raised at multiple events.
The Zoo of Acadiana and friends of the zoo have been raising the necessary funds through events such as Zoolebrate 2011. The 10 year owner of the Zoo of Acadiana explains how their other giraffe, Gabriel, and Evangeline reacted when Evangeline first stepped into the zoo.
"She got off the trailor like a little lady and he was standing there and she looked at him and said, "that's what I'm talking about" and she went up and gave him a big kiss," George Oldenburg, Owner of Zoo of Acadiana, said.
They have upcoming plans for "Zoo-per" events in the early spring of 2012 to unite these two beautiful giraffes and hope that everyone will join in the fun.
The zoo and its employees are looking forward to hopefully having baby giraffes in the near future.