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Amanda Hall Climbs Into Madison Zoo Giraffe Pen, Is Kicked In The Face

19/08/2014 12:44 BST | Updated 19/08/2014 13:59 BST

A woman has been fined after she broke into a giraffe’s zoo pen and was rewarded with a lick and then a kick to the face.

According to a police report, Amanda Hall climbed over one fence of the Madison zoo and was about to get over a second when she encountered the 12-foot-tall animal named Wally.

The 24-year-old, who told officers she climbed into the exhibit because she “loves giraffes” was fined $686 for harassment of zoo animals, the Associated Press writes.

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The giraffe responded to the intrusion by kicking her in the head (file picture)

Wally flicked out his tongue, apparently didn't like what he could taste and promptly delivered a kick to Hall's face.

She is not thought to have been badly injured during the incident on Saturday afternoon.

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Henry Vilas Zoo Curator Jeff Stafford Told ABC7 the giraffe was simply reacting to someone coming into its territory.

He said: “Imagine if that animal came into your house. How would you feel about that? You would probably be nervous and excited.

“So an animal is going to have a similar response. That’s probably what happened in this case.”

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