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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography, combined with his field-guiding background, have seen him take the Londolozi blog to new heights since he began it in 2009. Rich ...

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on Just how exactly does a Giraffe Mate?

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Monique
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Never seen giraffe mating but saw one being born, once upon a time – a long, long time ago – in the KNP

Rich
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That must have been an extraordinary experience in itself to witness. Did you manage to see it standing after it was born? Rich

Penny Parker
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Monique, wow that is amazing! If only – must be one fo the most spectacular and rare sightings. Seen a Zebra give birth, but the drop is a lot less daunting than the one a baby giraffe experiences. haha!

Rich
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I know what you mean, its quite a rude start to life for those little giraffes. Thanks for your comments Penny.

Allan
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Just ever saw young baby giraffes be born on TV. I’m still puzzeled how many lions can get an adult giraffe down? Maybe over five?

Rich
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It will depend on the size of the giraffe and the strength of the lions. I would suggest that about three lions would be capable of bringing a giraffe down. All they need to do is trip it up.

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