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Unread post by LaeveldLeeu » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:49 pm

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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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:02 pm

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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Unread post by graemy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:41 pm

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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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Unread post by arks » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:22 pm

Wow, Graemy, what a lovely and unusual experience!!

I love giraffes and can never resist stopping to watch them, but am so disapppointed that most others seem to just rush on by :(
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Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:46 pm

The Young ones
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Unread post by wilmaw » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:17 pm

Further to discussion on previous pages and the different patterns on Kruger giraffes -

I saw these two on 12 Jan 07, if I remember correctly it was somewhere near Afsaal (on the dirt roads). Within the same family "normal" (smooth edged) marks, and then the one in front with the jagged marks. I thought it was a lost Masai giraffe.

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Unread post by wilmaw » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:22 pm

Spotted this giraffe in the Kruger, I think it was Aug or Sep 07, not quite but somewhat albino??????

Or just very light???

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:43 am

Not full albinism, but rather leucism.

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:33 am

Strange place to find a giraffe, up by Punda-

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Really dark and really shy.
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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:05 pm

Seen in Feb on the H3, one of very few this trip.

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Unread post by leopardspotter » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:54 pm

Taken on a sunset drive at Letaba:
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Giraffe Fight

Unread post by mafortini » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:41 pm

I found these old slides tucked away that I took in 1983. (back when the crust of the earth was still cooling!)

They show two giraffe bulls sparring and to my surprise one of them was actually knocked-out for a few minutes after receiving a particularly heavy blow to the head. Fortunately, he eventually came around and got up and wandered off.

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Unread post by Caracal » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:56 pm

This is quite amazing...I never knew this happened. :shock: Thanks for sharing.

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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:41 am

There was once a video send in to 50/50's Veldfokus showing two giraffe's fighting .. The one got a good headbutt in on the other one sending him to the ground faster then WTM ducking his head in the cooler box to avoid spotting the Narina Trogon.

He was lights-out for a few moments and the got back up ..

If anyone has or knows where to find that videoclip it would be appreciated .. I thought it hillariously funny :lol:
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Unread post by Henk » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:39 am

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Similar fight in another park without the KO
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