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 Post subject: Giraffe Disease
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:46 pm 
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Here are the pics - thx gwendolyn, you were a great help!

The light was rather bad as it was taken in western direction against the setting sun. The last pic however will give a good idea of the extent of the sores.

I am looking forward to input on this

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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:57 pm 
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There are some pics of a giraffe on previous pages, with what looks to me like the same type of growth on its neck, in fact wonder if it isn't the same animal.
An explanation is also given as to the cause, which is very interesting, and makes for interesting reading.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:31 am 
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Hi

Thx for your reply Elsa. I read, but I am not happy yet. As the photos show, some of these lumps are also growing on the behind, around the tail area which could indicate a progressive disease.

This animal was browsing with a "herd" of other griaffe's who looked quite normal in the Pretoriuskop region, and from what I have read, the other animal was spotted in the central area?

My question is: does the forum have access to a vet via e-mail in Kruger? It would be grand if one could get some input from there.

Since I will be in Kruger in a few weeks, maybe one should give these pics to the vet services whilst in Skukuza?

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 Post subject: Animal Droppings Quiz
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From the chapter about "Spherical, cylindrical pellets, usually pointed at one end, in small heaps or large accumulations":
The largest dung pellets (average 30 mm) are those of the giraffe. Because of the height from which they fall they are usually more scattered then those of the eland and greater kudu.

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 Post subject: Funny giraffe growth .
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:39 am 
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We saw this on a previous trip , and I was wanting to get about to posting it .

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Does anyone have a clue as to what this might be ?


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Ouch :?

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Read the previous posts for a possible explanation.

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How about this youngster with her bad hairday?
We couldn't stop laughing when we saw this giraffe. :lol:

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I believe you Mark. Don't realy nead a pro lens to take that shots.
Very good indeed.


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Love their eyes and eyelashes.


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What an incredible pic of that Giraffe LaeveldLeeu :shock:
I have never seen one before with such fluffy horns.
Must have just returned from the beauty parlour :D

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LaeveldLeeu wrote:
How about this youngster with her bad hairday?


What? That young guy is looking much better than I ever did coming freshly from a hairdresser - that's a beauty! :D


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Saw pair of mating giraffes many years ago


I have been almost lucky several times in seeing this, but everytime the lady seems to decline with a headache as an excuse. :lol: :twisted:

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We watched this scene for quite some while...

There was a party of three giraffes lying down. Each newcomer came and went around greeting each giraffe in the party with a "kiss" and then settled down to join them. In the end, there were five or six lying giraffes...!

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