The Daily Beast - December 12, 2011
AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson
A giraffe licks its lips at the Houston Zoo Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Houston. The Houston Zoo started its Gift of Grub campaign to raise money to help feed the more than 6,000 animals at the zoo. It costs more than $600,000 a year to feed the animals, and due to the abnormal weather conditions across the country the cost of feeding the animals has gone up.