Giraffe Fight

We came upon these two seemingly fine long necked friends but after a few clicks of the camera we realized that they were going to brawl _DSC0095


The giraffe’s neck is so long that when it swings it looks a lot slower than it actually is and the force is much greater.  Its not uncommon for giraffe’s to get broken jaws and even necks.


When we were watching the giraffes slam each other with their necks it looked like they were taking turns–a very odd sight.  In reality, the giraffe can’t swing its neck and jump at the same time so we were given the impression that they were taking turns to give and receive blows.




The giraffe headlock works wonders too…



and nothing like getting a leg up


and thankfully posing for the camera

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