Giraffe celebrates warm weather and first day outside in months

Published Friday, Mar 11 2016, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We all get the winter blues...

And being cooped up indoors and avoiding the crappy weather can get even the most jovial of us down.

Potoka the giraffe goes outside for the first time in months

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Potoka has his own unusual running style...

Giraffes feel it too. And at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, the winter months are so cold, the giraffes have to be kept indoors.

But two-year-old Potoka couldn't contain his excitement when he was allowed out for the first time in months. In fact, it looks like he was having the best day of his life.

While his pals seem to be able to keep their cool, Potoka runs circles around them and does the most ridiculous but endearing hop.

Potoka Prance

Looks like we're not the only ones excited about the warm weather! Potoka pranced and our whole herd of reticulated giraffes enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather.

Posted by Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

His species can run up to 35mph...

Potoka, you are our spirit animal.

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