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giraffe behavior question

hi, having never seen giraffes in the wild before I am curous about the behavior they are displaying at the moment- are they playing, fighting, mating...... does ny one have any insight.

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melissa

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"menelson2001" wrote:
thanks for the info. I have only seen giraffes at our local zoo and all they do is eat. I love being able to see these animals in a much more natural setting. this web cam is amazing! i am totally hooked on it.
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thanks for the info.
I have only seen giraffes at our local zoo and all they do is eat. I love being able to see these animals in a much more natural setting.
this web cam is amazing! i am totally hooked on it.

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Male giraffe practice a behaviour called "necking" The horns on the male giraffe are bald and they swing their heads around and slap each other on the neck, to establish their order amongst the males. Youngsters will practice sparring with an older male - which is what we saw. The older the giraffe the more dangerous he can become in combat and can knock his opponent unconcsious.

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