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on A Massive Journey of Giraffe

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James H
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Remarkable, not only to see so many together but their behaviour too. Perhaps the unseasonal wind had something to do with it?

Bridget johnston
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A big Giraffe party!
The guys in the pyjamas (zebras) just had to watch!!

Kk
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I don’t know much about giraffes, but know a little about horses. Occasionally, especially if the weather is cool enough, horses can kick up their heels, run, buck and just have a good old time . No reason, just sheer joy of it.

David Dampier
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I’ve watched a similiar thing with a big herd of buffalo, with them all running chasing each other in different directions, kicking their back legs in the air and about thirty different head-to-head, playful tussles going on. At the time it really did seem like they were just having fun?

Christa Blake
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Amazing! I have seen a gathering of elephants in Botswana but never of giraffes! Thank you for sharing this.

Sue Edmunds
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I love the two giraffe at the end of the video clip standing close together watching the activities.

Rich
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I know they were fantastic weren’t they!

Michele
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That was a cute moment!

Jillian
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Lovely account, Adam! Apparently, polar bears have been seen sliding down icy mounds seemingly for the pure joy of it. The Inuits of the Arctic and northern parts of Canada capture this behavior in stone carvings and paintings – often titled, “dancing bear”. Missing you all there!

Peter Wickham
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Lovely to see. I have seen gatherings in large numbers but never with all the action.

Paige Dissanayake
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I have to say – the fact that the collective term for group of giraffes is termed a tower when stationary, but a journey when on the move, has to be one of my favourite parts of the English language!

I actually wrote a fun blog post about giraffes, based on my findings from my recent trip to Botswana in December. I’d absolutely adore it if you were to check it out! paigingdoctor.com/giraffe-ic-park/

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