October 25, 2012 09:05 PM

Rachael Ray, zookeeper?

She’s not quitting her day job, but for a fun visit to the Philly Zoo, the talk show host got to work closely with the animals, like this giraffe.

In addition to feeding an entire family of giraffes and giving watermelon to tortoises, Ray approached a lion named Zenda (staying a safe distance outside the female’s den) and fed Zenda some evaporated milk, one of her favorite treats.

Footage of Ray’s zoo visit airs Friday, Oct. 26th on The Rachael Ray Show; check showtimes for local listings.

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