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Baby giraffes and seagulls will be baby giraffes and seagulls.

Peanut butter and jelly, cops and robbers, cowboys and oppressed indigenous peoples. These are all examples of concepts so intrinsically linked to one another in the cultural mind that it's almost impossible to consider one without the other. But, is there any combination more inseparable than the classic teaming of a baby giraffe and seagull? I think not.

That said, please do not allow your numerous preconceived notions about the pairing of baby giraffes and seagulls to spoil your enjoyment of the above video of a baby giraffe chasing a seagull around a zoo enclosure (as baby giraffes are wont to do). I implore you to instead attempt to watch this with innocent eyes and try to understand why this became such a permeating trope to begin with.

Sources: sonya armstrong | h/t Daily Picks and Flicks