The San Antonio Zoo wants to offer Toys ‘R’ Us mascot Geoffrey a new job as ambassador for giraffe conservation

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( CNN) America’s inner child had its heart transgressed this past week when Toys ‘R’ Us permanently shut its remaining US stores. But Geoffrey the Giraffe, the retail chain’s mascot, may not be leaving us for long.

In a video posted to its YouTube channel, the zoo says, “We are passionate about securing a future for wildlife, and we’d like to secure a future for Geoffrey.”

In his nearly six decades with Toys ‘R’ US, Geoffrey became a recognizable figure for the brand. He made appearances at company events and in Tv commercials and inspired an entire line of Geoffrey-themed products.