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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:05 am 
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:clap: :clap: What a really cute pic!

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DinkyBird wrote:
:clap: :clap: What a really cute pic!

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Wow!! Nice pic and what a sighting, ritad :thumbs_up:


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We saw this Giraffe in June in Kruger chewing or sucking a piece of bone and practicing what they call Osteophagia.

This activity occurs mainly in the dry seasons or winter months when trace elements such as calcium and phosphorus that they get from the bones is not readily available in their normal plant diets.
They resort to this alternative resource to complement their intake.
Kudu is another species known to do this.

(Info taken from Beat about the Bush Mammals by Trevor Carnaby.)

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Another interesting sighting taken from our June Kruger trip was this road block of 9 giraffe walking up the road.
They weren't in any hurry to move off and we followed them at a distance for a long time.


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Giraffe with the bone info very interesting thanks Elsa :gflower:

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