24-year-old Amanda Hall of San Luis Obispo, California says her favorite animals are giraffes. I'm thinking, as of Saturday night, she's going to switch to penguins.
Amanda was at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, and looking at the giraffes from a distance CLEARLY wasn't enough for her . . . she just had to get closer.
So Amanda scaled a fence and hopped into the pen WITH the giraffes.
And a two-year-old, 12-foot giraffe named Wally came up and licked her face . . . which must've been her dream come true. But then Wally KICKED her in the face . . . which definitely wasn't part of her plan.
The staff got Amanda out of there before the giraffes could hurt her more . . . and she was taken to the hospital with severe but non-life-threatening injuries. And just to add insult to injury, the cops gave her a $686 ticket for harassment of animals.
(Here's a photo of Wally.)