'Up, Up, and Away': New Pulley System Allows Giraffes to Eat at More Natural Heights

'Up, Up, and Away': New Pulley System Allows Giraffes to Eat at More Natural Heights A new pulley system installed at Oakland Zoo allowed giraffes to eat at a more natural height, the zoo said on May 15. “Up, up, and away — our new giraffe-feeder system allows our growing herd to munch on browse at natural heights more easily,” the zoo wrote. The zoo thanked donors for participating in a “$10,000 matching gift challenge” set by the DeDomenico family. Footage here shows a zookeeper using the system to raise food to giraffe height and the inquisitive members of the herd approaching it to enjoy a snack. The youngest member of the herd, still too short to reach the feed, looks at it longingly. Credit: Oakland Zoo via Storyful