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South African photo safari - giraffe

Not Exactly Rocket ScienceBy Ed YongApr 3, 2010 6:00 PM


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The giraffe was the first species we saw on our South African safari last year (actually the second but, seriously, impala don't count). Like many of Africa's large mammals, it moves with remarkable grace for something so large and it disappears behind shrubbery with remarkable ease for something so tall.

These two are youngsters, left behind at a feeding creche. The one of the left is probably a female, given the tufts of hair on the top of her horns.

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