Giraffe agility

 

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Tanzania, January 2018

If you look at the comparative size of the various parts of the giraffe, with its front legs longer than the rear ones, a steeply sloping back, and its famous long neck, it doesn’t seem to be the most balanced of animals. In fact, it relies very much on the weight of its chunky body, and the clever swinging of its neck, to prevent it from tipping him forward. So I was impressed to see this elegant negotiation of a steep slope, and the apparent ease with which I saw him run.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  24 November 2018

Posted as part of Wits End

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