THE MORNING POST – THE LADY WAS NOT ANUSED

Giraffe courtship can take a long time. As a female gets into estrous a male (or males) will pursue her and try to mate. But she will only submit once she is ready. Scenes like this one are quite common. But the gentleman will not give up easily.

The lady will start walking in tight circles around him and touching his sides in the process when she is good and ready.

Chatting up – Giraffe style 😊

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THE MORNING POST – GOLDEN LIGHT

I love the beautiful golden light on these Giraffes just as the sun sets.

Have a good day!

Music: ‘A Giraffe’s Journey’ from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’, courtesy of ROOT

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THE MORNING POST – TOO CUTE

In the Zulu language the words for ‘too’ and ‘very’ must be interchangeable as most of my Zulu friends often mix them up when they speak English. They would say a meal is ‘too’ nice when they mean ‘very’ nice and a flower is ‘too’ beautiful rather than ‘very’ beautiful.

But looking at this image both terms would be quite appropriate, as this little Egyptian Gosling is just *too cute *😊.

I took these pictures yesterday evening at Thanda Safari.

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THE MORNING POST – MESSY DRINKER

Giraffes wiggle their head when they finished drinking and usually spurt water around. Yesterday evening this male did a beautiful demonstration of how it is done 😊

Enjoy your day!

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THE EVENING POST – CURIOUS

I met this Giraffe bull on the the road on my way home. Uncharacteristically he did not step out of the way but rather decided to come closer to have a look at my plush animal collection on my dashboard 😊

Have a good week!

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THE EVENING POST – SILHOUETTES

I love to take pictures of Giraffes at sunset 😊 Due to their heights it is not too difficult to get a good silhouette shots even if it is not always possible to leave the vehicle and lay on the ground to get the best angle.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE EVENING POST – CHEWING BONES

In the winter month Giraffes often chew bones to augment the calcium and phosphorus levels in their bodies. This evening I took this short video of a chewing male Giraffe being irritated by an Oxpecker looking for Ticks on the Giraffe’s neck.

Have a good night 💤

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THE EVENING POST – A QUIET DRIVE

This afternoon’s game drive was very quiet with only a very few sightings. But I got rewarded at the end with a beautiful sunset, Giraffes, Impalas, Wildebeest, Southern Yellow-billed Hornbills and Crowned Lapwings, all on the Thanda Savanna.

Enjoy your evening 😊

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THE EVENING POST – WORLD GIRAFFE DAY 2020

Nowadays there are days for all kinds of occasions. Well, today is World Giraffe Day and I thought I share some of my Giraffe pictures with you.

Happy long neck day!

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THE EVENING POST – LOOKING FAR

I really like this picture of a Giraffe looking into the distance as the sun set.

Enjoy your evening!

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