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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:36 pm

Anyone know what these growths are

Seen them before on other Gerries.

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:38 pm

The rester as promised

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Mfezi » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:57 pm

Gilbertr14, I know that they will lie down to rest, but in a waterhole? Nice pic of the rester :thumbs_up:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby ritad » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:53 am

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:05 am

:clap: :clap: What a really cute pic!
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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby MarkusF » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:26 am

DinkyBird wrote::clap: :clap: What a really cute pic!

Ditto!

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Mfezi » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:37 pm

Wow!! Nice pic and what a sighting, ritad :thumbs_up:

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:31 pm

We saw this Giraffe in June in Kruger chewing or sucking a piece of bone and practicing what they call Osteophagia.

This activity occurs mainly in the dry seasons or winter months when trace elements such as calcium and phosphorus that they get from the bones is not readily available in their normal plant diets.
They resort to this alternative resource to complement their intake.
Kudu is another species known to do this.

(Info taken from Beat about the Bush Mammals by Trevor Carnaby.)

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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:37 pm

Another interesting sighting taken from our June Kruger trip was this road block of 9 giraffe walking up the road.
They weren't in any hurry to move off and we followed them at a distance for a long time.


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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby Carol g » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Giraffe with the bone info very interesting thanks Elsa :gflower:
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Re: Giraffe

Unread postby ekoppen » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:23 pm

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