Yes, he’s real. “As close as I could get with the camera.” Check him out. He lives at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando). Giraffes are considered symbols of friendship. The ease in which they carry themselves remind us to relax and enjoy life, i.e. our relationships, our passions, and keep our heads towards the sky – always looking to the future but walking in the present. Good morning friends.