PHOTOS: Zoraida’s Trip to Africa

Zoraida and her son, Nicolas, are trekking through Kenya. They're making some friends along the way.

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Zoraida puckers up and places a big kiss on a giraffe living at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The santuary shelters the giraffes from people who kill them for good.
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Zoraida and Nico visit elephants living at the David Sheldrick orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. The organization rescues elephants from all over the nation. Poachers killed most of the young elephant mothers. The animals will live at the sanctuary for three years before being released back into the wild.
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A young elephant plays in the mud.
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Zoraida puckers up and places a big kiss on a giraffe living at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The sanctuary shelters the giraffes from marauders who slaughter them for their tails, hides and meat.
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Nicolas feeds a giraffe.
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A giraffe makes sure it gets into the next snapshot.
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Daredevil Zoraida poses with a crocodile at Mamba Villiage in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Watch your hand, Nicolas.
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An ostrich strikes a pose.
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Two turtles join in the fun.
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Wonder what those two are talking about?
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And, the turtle stands alone.
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Zoraida poses with a blind rhino that lives at a sanctuary in Morani for his safety. His name is Baraka, which means blessing.
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Zoraida took pictures of a herd of elephants during a game drive at Sweetwaters in North Kenya near Mount Kenya.
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Don't mind us we're just grazing.
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Lekichon, a member of the Samburu tribe, posed for a snapshot.
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This photo captures the beauty of a female member of the Samburu tribe.
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A Samburu child sits on the ground.
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Samburu women build the tribe's huts using sticks of wood with hides on the floor.
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Zoraida's in a hut.
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Nico poses with a Samburu tribesman in a hut, where a family of four lives.
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A baby hitches a ride.
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An ostrich in Samburu, Kenya catches Zoraida and her son checking it out.
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A young African elephant walks through a field.
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An elephant and a few giraffes hang out in the savanna.
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A mother elephant nurses her baby.
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A lioness goes on the prowl.
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Another lioness stands guard.
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Nico, Zoraida's son, learns how to better aim a slingshot.
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Mother and son pose for a picture by the campfire after dinner.
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Two giraffes share a romantic moment.
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Zoraida says her driver called the Reticulated giraffe "the most beautiful in the world."
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A gazelle, known for its speed, pauses long enough for this picture.
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These African elephants block the road.
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Three cheetahs kill a baby zebra at Masai Mara Intrepids.
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A rare sight. Zoraida takes a picture of a jaguar on the prowl, which is very hard to spot.
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Two lions relax in the grass at Masai Mara Intrepids.
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Grooming lions. You got something on you. Let me help you.
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