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Maybe it was a male giraffe.

This 9-month-old giraffe for very up close and personal  with Ashley Jacobs, a reporter for  CBS-8 in San Diego. The giraffe did a whole lot of nudging and licking, taking friendly to a whole new level. This being the social meid age, the video has gone viral.

As one of her anchors noted, “That’s a lot of slobber.”