Zoo Visit, Part 3.


From Giliell,  who says the two snuggling giraffes are two young bulls. The 3rd photo, sweetness overdose! Click for full size.

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Comments

  1. says

    The last one looks like Elderflowers. Partner makes gallons of cordial out of it every year. The giraffes are pretty cool too.

  2. kestrel says

    The fifth one looks like a giraffe version of a Pas de Deux -- or possibly giraffe dressage. Really lovely.

    Also, Elderflower cordial?! That sounds wonderful!

  3. says

    Kestrel:

    The fifth one looks like a giraffe version of a Pas de Deux — or possibly giraffe dressage. Really lovely.

    Just two gents out for a stroll. That’s such a great photo.

  4. says

    Yes, they were really moving perfectly synchronously.
    You can also see that the two are really different subspecies: Our zoo acts as kind of a waiting lounge for young bulls. They need to be removed from their original herd before they get into conflict with their dads and breed with their mum and sisters but that happens at an age when they’re too young to lead their own herd. So they come to our zoo for a few years and form bachelor herds.

    Last one is elder. My gran used to make syrup from the berries. Which I will do. One day.

  5. says

    I love the picture of two giraffes walking in sync. Somehow evokes in me a feeling of two dudes with nothing to do and just ambling along with ther hands in their pockets, chewing straws and lazily kicking the pebbles out of the way.
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    The last one is Elderberry Sambucus nigra. Good for making cordial or wine. Cordial made from elderberries is known for good antiinflamatory and antiviral effects and is much revered in our family for those (Yes, I have shortly checked peer-reviewed literature whether it has been tested against placebo. It has and it does have those effects for real). I hate the taste of it though so I have to be really sick to endure it. The flowers themselves can be made into white cordial, or they can be fried in egg and flour mixture for eating.

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