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Young giraffe celebrates his first day outside by skipping and dancing

Posted: 4:05 PM, Mar 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-09 17:13:57-05
Young giraffe celebrates his first day outside by skipping and dancing

It may have been one of the warmest winters on the history of the planet, but winter is still winter — meaning giraffes at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago needed to stay indoors.

But spring is just around the corner: Daylight savings begins on Sunday, the NCAA Tournament kicks off next week and the Midwest and East Coast have been treated to some beautiful warm weather days this week. As a result, the zoo gave its tower of giraffes some recess time on Monday.

Two-year-old Potoka seemed extra excited to be back in the great outdoors, and even did a little jig for the zoo-goers that crowded Brookfield's giraffe pen. Watch the video above for more.

We feel you, Potoka.