Tuesday

Necking

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet. Are they male and female?

Marc said...

looks like someone had an itch. Great shot.

Karen said...

What a GREAT photo!

kaye said...

Aww :) Cute shot. I like that they have different colorings too.

mike fairbanks said...

Ok, I've got a question, whats the point of the fence??

TonyV said...

Great take.

Someone commented about an itch. I must post a picture I have of a Giraffe trying to scratch an itch on his hind leg.

Aren't the different marking a sign of different sub-species. And if they are ... hopefully they are not cross-breeding them.

Faye Pekas said...

Mike, The fence is in the shot, just because thats where they were standing. I'd druther they were more in the open.

There are fences around the game park and cattle guards between the areas such as Americas, Africa, Asia. But the animals have lots of room to roam in their areas. It is a 5 mile drive through so the animals can spread out a lot and there are places they can go get to away from the road and the people if they choose.

Faye Pekas said...

Nita, I think they are male and female. They are always together and sometimes look like they are doing a mating dance of sorts when they twist their necks around each other and hit each other with their heads.

Jen said...

At first I was thinking "awwwwwwww", but then started laughing after opening the larger image and seeing the expression/annoyed frown on that one giraffe. "Not now honey." hahhahehehe....

Katie said...

all the giraffes at the park are male. we don't have room to house females separately (very important as we don't want to cross breed) there are two subspecies of giraffe at the park, baringo (rothschild) and reticulated. the giraffe in this picture are baringo, the darker being the older, and the lighter giraffe will get darker with age, and develop more ossicones on his currently smooth forehead