This morning, we kicked off a week-long series called "Today Goes Wild." All of our anchors have traveled the globe, tracking animals in their natural environments, and are bringing us stories from all different habitats. Ann's journey aired this morning, showing her trip to Borneo to study the orangutan. WATCH VIDEO. This morning also featured our plaza transformed into a tropical rainforest, the African Savanna, and the Australian Outback, complete with enough animals to keep everyone on their toes.
It isn't every day that you see a giraffe walking across 49th Street in midtown Manhattan at 6:30 in the morning. Or when you see a zebra break free from its trainer and start scurrying around Rockefeller Plaza. Or when you see Meredith, Matt, Al and Ann holding a huge anaconda. Or when you see "Heroes'" star Hayden Panettiere feeding a 17-foot giraffe a carrot. These were just some of the antics taking place outside our studio, as we brought you day one of our series. Tune in tomorrow for a look at creatures under the sea. And see below for some photos from this morning's festivities.
Animal-lover Meredith attempts to feed the giraffe from her own mouth.
Ann quenches the thirst of our baby zebra.
The whole gang hangs with a Fennec fox.
Masi Oka, from NBC's show Heroes, and some of his castmates wandered over to the plaza after their interview at the Top of the Rock to check out all the animals.
Chris Kratt, who helped us out with some of our animals this morning, hangs with the kangaroo and its trainer before the show.
And that's a wrap for our giraffe, who heads back into his trailer on 49th Street after the show.