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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:32 am

Imberbe wrote:Actually that is not that strange to see even small giraffe wandering far from mom! They are not notoriously good parents! :roll: This one is still very young though!

But somehow the most young giraffe survive!?!!



I couldn’t stop thinking about this little one.
Thanks Imberbe, that makes me feel much better.
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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:55 pm

Giraffe seen chewing on a bone(Osteophagia).
This is normally seen in the winter months, when trace elements such as calcium and phosphorus are not readily available in their normal plant fibre diets.

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Unread post by safari bug » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:04 am

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I have just returned from our annual Kruger National Park. :clap: On our way to the kruger gate I saw a most disturbing sight of a giraffe with growths he was eating and walking all right but theses growths look sore :doh: ........
Is there anybody that will be able to inform me as to what this actually was on the giraffe I have sent photos of the giraffe, they are not so good as it comes from a video i took. :hmz:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Peter Betts » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:58 pm

There are some very tall giraffe in Kruger

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Maargat G » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:02 am

Giraffe what you saw is natural.

When a male giraffe is seen to bend down and appear to 'sniff' the rear end of a female, he is actually trying to ascertain her reproductive status by means of flehmen by either liquid(urine) or pheromonal means.

Flehmen( a german word) is practised by most hoofed animals and many carnivores. This action causes ducts to open in the mouth and nasal passages, allowing the scent signals to be transferred to, and annalysed by, a special organ called the vemero-nasal organ which is situated between the nose and mouth cavities.

Hope this help.

Im so glad humans dont have to do this!! :twisted: :slap:
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Unread post by JenB » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:16 pm

We saw this giraffe just after we entered at Numbe gate. It seems to be suffering from a bad injury but somehow learned to cope. We watched it browsing away, chewing every morsel.
Any ideas about how it got injured? SO thinks he could have been hurt in a fight, I think he landed on his nose during birth. :redface:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:14 pm

Strange looking giraffe this one :D

I doubt it was caused from fighting, only due to the giraffe being a female..........Could quite possibly be a rough girl though :twisted: Pretty sure it's just a birth defect.........But I like the idea of the nose dive! :lol:
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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Richprins » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:06 pm

Amazing, JenB! :clap:

Wonder about the "birth defect", as how would it have been able to suckle?!

On the other hand...maybe it did! :hmz:

An interesting point is that most of the "chewing" is done by the molar teeth, far back in the jaw, which seems normal in this individual, while the actual plucking of leaves is done by the tongue, mostly! :|

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Nico » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:29 am

Giraffes on the move in KrugerPark, a little video about one of the most amazing animals of this planet. :wink:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Nannie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:25 pm

Saw this on the 22nd of last month from the H10 about 6km up from the Sabie bridge.I think it is the same giraffe as on page 5.The markings are the same (look the same) but are now smaller making the giraffe appear whiter.

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:01 pm

Unique sighting this, well captured :D
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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Safrica » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:54 pm

been quiet here...


from my recent trip to the KNP:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by adw » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:13 pm

I thought I would share this photo of what appeared to be Giraffe twins. This is one of a couple of photo's I took which showed these two youngsters acting in unison.
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This photo was taken in the Satara area during the first week of this month. Please excuse the out of focus of the closer 'twin'.
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Re: Giraffe

Unread post by Henk » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:24 pm

This pic is in today's newspapers. Photo was apparently taken at Numbi-gate

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