MAMMAL FRIDAY – SOUTH AFRICAN GIRAFFE

A newborn South African Giraffe is ~1.8m (~6ft) tall. After a few hours of birth, the calf can run and is almost indistinguishable from a one-week-old.

Mothers with calves will often gather in nursery herds. In such a groups they may sometimes leave their calves with one female while they forage and drink elsewhere. This is known as a “calving pool”.

Have a pleasant weekend!

#Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography #thandasafari @thandasafari

4 Replies to “MAMMAL FRIDAY – SOUTH AFRICAN GIRAFFE”

  1. This photo takes me back to when you were at the Nashville Zoo and you met with my camera club, Sunny 16, from Bowling Green, KY. You took us behind the scenes and we got to see the giraffes close up. They are truly magical creatures. Thank you for your work.

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