"Giraffe Punch Up" Big 5 Tip by Beefy_SAFC

Big 5, Kruger National Park: 42 reviews and 66 photos

  Girraffee Punch Up
by Beefy_SAFC

I'd say the most elegant creatures of Africa and a very close relative of the camel (their mannerisms are the big giveaway). Witnessed two male giraffes having a punch up - not as entertaining as it sounds considering it's a head swinging session. Actually a sizing up of relative strengths, it's a way of avoiding serous injury between animals - if one animal realises it's bitten off more than it can chew, it soon backs off.

If there's any Americans out there, contrary to popular American opinion (in some parts), giraffes don't lay eggs in nests in trees...

...you Americans can blame a woman Maths teacher for that observation (and bringing shame on your nation), who in the words of the local guides asked the dumbest question they were ever asked (credit to Pieter for that one). The Americans (in general) are credited with asking guides the dumbest questions of any nationality. The Germans apparently do their fair share too...

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  • Written Oct 24, 2004
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