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This Giraffe Is REALLY Excited About Spring

Finally, some warm weather!
Potoka Prance

Looks like we’re not the only ones excited about the warm weather! Potoka pranced and our whole herd of reticulated giraffes enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather.

Posted by Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A fun-loving giraffe was filmed bursting with excitement when let outside to enjoy Chicago's unseasonably warm temperatures on Monday.

The 2-year-old, named Potoka, was seen zooming around his enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo with his long legs bucking in every direction.

Potoka can't contain his excitement! #springtime #giraffe #soexcited http://bit.ly/1p61vNL

A photo posted by Brookfield Zoo (@brookfieldzoo) on

Potoka clearly captured how much of the country feels this week, with temperatures soaring into the 70s in the northeast, nearly two weeks before winter's official end.

As of Thursday, video of his run has been viewed more than 488,000 times.

The handsome animal will celebrate his third birthday this June, which also marks World Giraffe Day.

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