Yes, that is the Grey's Anatomy star posing next to a Ugandan giraffe at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on July 23. Considering these beasts can be 20 feet tall, we're guessing this particular girl had to stoop down pretty far to be eye-to-eye with 5'7" Ellen!
"Her first selfie," the actress wrote in her Instagram caption.
Ellen also came face-to-face with a Sumatran tiger during her day at the zoo. "He doesn't even look real," she wrote in that snapshot's caption. "I'm in awe… Thank you, Tony, for sharing these amazing cats with us."
Now, Ellen, can you get your new hoofed friend a guest-star gig in Season 11?
Grey's Anatomy Season 11 premieres Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.