"Hey girl, I wanna know what mascara you use," we imagine Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) saying in this pic. "But first, lemme take a selfie."



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."

The 44-year-old probably hit up the SoCal attraction with her family for one last extravaganza before she buckles down to work — filming for Season 11 of Grey's starts tomorrow, July 25.

But it seems like Ellen has had a great summer — considering we've seen her pilot an airplanecuddle up to Drake at the NBA playoffs, and look fab in the warm waters of the Caribbean.

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.


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Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!