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Chris Bosh 'Got Milk' Event -- Giraffe Goes WILD!

2/18/2011 5:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was in  the middle of a wildlife CRISIS yesterday -- when a live giraffe came THIS close to going on an all-out rampage ... and it was all caught on tape!

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Bosh and the giraffe were debuting their new "Got Milk" ad at the L.A. Convention Center -- and the giraffe made it clear it didn't want to be there.

Luckily, the handler was able to regain control of the animal ... and no one was hurt.

UPDATE: Reps for the giraffe tell TMZ, the animal doesn't normally freak out ... it was just spooked by the loud PA system.


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16.

Echo    

Have to agree with many here who think its cruel to bring the giraffe to the convention center in the first place.

1253 days ago
17.

Davey Boy    

WOW, this is a tough one to figger out. A giant, wild beast, has a noose around its neck and gets tired of getting jacked with.

1253 days ago
18.

Donna    

When will this country stop abusing animals and using them for everything from advertisements to making them fighting each other to circus entertainment?
Leave these poor animals in their own environment. I hope as a supporter of PETA and many other animal rights agencies, people will boycot any function where animals are used for any kind of entertainment especially the circus. Elephants and tigers are not born to this earth to be hit, roped, tortured or trained to do tricks for us stupid humans. If people could see what goes on behind the scenes - they'd be screaming in the streets for change and punishment for those who abuse these great creatures.
I hope that giraffe is not used for any advertisements any more.

1253 days ago
19.

jack e. jett    

Animal abuse. Plain and simple. I thought they had a Hollywood organization that kept sh*t like this from happening.

1253 days ago
20.

Sky    

The giraffe did not go "berzerk". Talk about an over exaggeration! He was a little skittish from the lights, noise, and people. I've seen a baby giraffe freak out before at one of those wild life park petting zoos. He was swinging his head around using his entire neck knocking anyone who came near him out cold. Google giraffe fights and you'll see what they do when they are really pissed off. They use their heads as a weapon.

1253 days ago
21.

SweetPea    

Question: What does a Giraffe have to do with milk???

1253 days ago
22.

barb    

Why do people do this crazy **** to animals? Then they wonder why the animal gets spooked .
It usually ends badly, either the animal gets hurt or a person gets hurt, then they shoot the animal.

1253 days ago
23.

MJ    

Wow, go figure...the atmosphere looks just LIKE the plains of Africa. Next you'll think it's unusual for big cat acts to eat their trainers or elephants to stampede on crowds. A$$ holes, this is so wrong and don't let anyone make you think it's "conservation" by keeping wild animals in any where but their natural habitat. GRRRRRRRRRRR...

1253 days ago
24.

kVd    

WHAT SORT OF ****ING LUNATIC PR PRICK WOULD PULL A STUNT LIKE THIS.

DISGUSTING.

IF YOU REALLY HAVE TO SEE A GIRAFFE GOING BESERK JUST GOOGLE 'FIGHTING GIRAFFES'.

1253 days ago
25.

CrisDizzle    

TMZ, could you clarify who's the giraffe... they both look similar!

1253 days ago
26.

Mel    

Animal abuse!! Giraffe's don't belong at convention centres morons! How about we tie you up and prance you around the convention centre Harvey and see how you like it!!!

1253 days ago
27.

CCC    

To post #27 Mel - I think Harvey would love to be tied up and pranced around. As for the giraffe, it should be in a more natural setting like the wild, or even a zoo, not at the convention center.

1253 days ago
28.

TMZ dont like me    

Chris Bosh is a human giraffe, so he was able to communicate with it and calm it down....

1253 days ago
29.

Lisa    

Humans are so selfish and sick. There is NO reason to pull a wild animal into a conference center for human amusement. Hey Stupid Humans! Leave the animals alone and let them live in their natural habitat!

And another sad thing - if that Giraffe would have bitten a human he would have been put down immediately. So sad. This is the kind of stuff that really angers me. I am against these types of things as well as zoos.

1253 days ago
30.

Lisa    

Ugh! I just can't stand this! That beautiful, but poor Giraffe is being held in captive and treated like a slave to amuse humans. So very, very, very SAD!

1253 days ago
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