Zoo Offers Toys R Us Mascot Geoffrey The Giraffe A Job The San Antonio Zoo wants to make Geoffrey an ambassador for giraffe conservation. The zoo says he could bring himself back from extinction, securing a future for himself and his non-cartoon friends.

Zoo Offers Toys R Us Mascot Geoffrey The Giraffe A Job

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NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. One of America's iconic toy stores recently closed, which means one of America's favorite mascots is out of a job - Geoffrey the Giraffe. The cartoon Toys R Us mascot was photographed rolling a tiny green suitcase out of an empty store. It's heartbreaking, but he's got a job offer. The San Antonio Zoo wants to make Geoffrey an ambassador for giraffe conservation. He could bring himself back from extinction and help his non-cartoon friends.

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