In fact, three-and-a-half-year-old Monduli is a regular sight at the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate in Tanzania.
The leggy swimmer is the only giraffe at the estate after being rescued as a baby by the anti-poaching unit of the Wildlife Department of the Tanzanian Government.
Monduli is well over 13ft tall (4m) and will reach 18ft when fully grown at around six years old.
Zummi Cardoso, general manager at the estate, said Monduli was quite lonely as the only member of his species there.
He said: ‘He has been with us for about three years and we bottle and bucket-fed him milk for more than a year.
‘He is accompanied by lots of zebra, wildebeest and gazelles but he thinks he is a human being, hence the dip in the pool.
‘Monduli sometimes joins in football games at the polo club and regularly scares visiting polo ponies. He loves to take part in any activities at the club and even if he’s not welcome he cannot be easily dissuaded.’
Zummi said as well as being a lively character around the estate, Monduli also acted as a gardener.
He said: ‘He regularly trims all the plants around the club when he has had enough of the ample acacias we have on the estate.
‘He got his leg caught between the bumper of our pick-up and dragged it for more than a meter to get dislodged.’
The Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is located near the town of Usa River, approximately 30 minutes’ drive from both Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The estate provides spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru to the north and over the vastness of the Maasai Steppe to the south.
Attribution: Mail Online