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Game Farm Asks Public to Send Get Well Cards to Gentle Gerry the Giraffe

Cousin Jack the Giraffe Substitutes for 2008 Season

Gentle Gerry's 12th Birthday

Pictured is Gerry the Giraffe with Game Farm co-owner Melinda Novak at his 12th birthday party held last summer.

MANORVILLE, N.Y. — The Long Island Game Farm invites children to send get well cards to its famous giraffe, Gentle Gerry. The 18 foot giraffe known for his friendly disposition to Game Farm visitors will not be making the trip north this year. Earlier this year, Gerry received an injury to his hoof, requiring that he recuperate on his Tennessee ranch.

In his place, Gentle Gerry's cousin, Jack the Giraffe, is now up from Florida and has become well acclimated to his summer quarters. Visitors to the Park have been amazed by how adorable Jack is.

The Game Farm is inviting children to send get well cards to Gerry that will be forwarded to him in Tennessee. Cards can be sent to The Long Island Game Farm; P.O. Box 97; Manorville, New York 11949. The Game Farm will also have oversized get well cards on hand by Jack's quarters for visitors to sign.

"We are saddened that Gerry won't be able to make it this year. We always look forward to his arrival and wish him a speedy recovery. We are glad to have Jack with us," said Melinda Novak, Co-owner, Long Island Game Farm.

For more information about the Long Island Game Farm call (631) 878-6644 or visit

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