Giraffes from Kenya

Giraffes, here is a weird animal. On of the real bizarre things in nature.

Girafes

Giraffes - Copyright 2008 Yves Roumazeilles

You can often see young males fighting:

Combat de girafes - Copyright 2008 Yves Roumazeilles

Giraffes fighting - Copyright 2008 Yves Roumazeilles

Combat de girafes - Copyright 2008 Yves Roumazeilles

Giraffes fighting- Copyright 2008 Yves Roumazeilles

It seems that they are fighting in a very slow motion.
Despite that, it is a very aggressive behaviour and the males use that to decide hierarchies and access rights to the females.

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