- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 17, 2014

A California woman was cited by police after she climbed into a giraffe’s pen at a Wisconsin zoo and it kicked her in the face.

Amanda Hall, 24, climbed over a fence of the giraffe enclosure at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said, The Associated Press reported.

That’s when Wally, a 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe, gave gave her a lick and then turned and kicked her in the face.

Zoo staff told police that giraffes are capable of killing lions, so the woman was lucky her injuries weren’t serious, AP reported.

Police fined Ms. Hall $686 for harassment of zoo animals.

She told officers that she climbed into the exhibit because of her love for giraffes, a police report said.