Even even-toed ungulates get into public displays of familial affection

By People Staff
October 15, 2010 10:35 PM

Oh, you’ve got something on your nose, honey. Let Mommy get that … Whoops! Didn’t mean to give you a giant kiss!

At least we imagine this is how the scene played out between a mother giraffe and her calf earlier this week. Shani said hello to the public with her 1-month-old baby Machaleo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Wednesday, and from the looks of it, her maternal instincts were ready to go public as well. Nothing like a sloppy kiss from Mom!

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