A zoo visitor is suing over a tongue-lashing she says she received from a giraffe in 1994.
Jennifer Jordan, 28, of Sylvester, Ga., says she left Zoo World with neck, back and shoulder injuries because a giraffe got a little too friendly, her lawyer said Tuesday.The giraffe put its head over the fence when a zookeeper came to feed the animal and its long tongue got caught in Jordan's hair, attorney Paul Parker said.
"It got tangled in her ponytail and lifted her several feet off the ground," he said.
Jordan is seeking more than $8,000 for medical bills plus pain and suffering she said resulted from the tongue-lashing on Oct. 25, 1994.
A woman who answered the phone at Zoo World said manager Chris Byrd was unavailable for comment.