In a rare and surprising scene from the wilds of Namibia, Africa, comes two giraffes who were caught in the act of fighting, using their necks as if they were large swords in a head-to-head, neck-to-neck battle. “People tend to think of giraffes as nice, docile, sweet animals, and they generally are,” large predator expert Dave Salmoni said. “But they’re designed for fighting.” A Discovery Channel crew spent a month in Namibia to film the gentle giants for a new series called “Africa” when the fight broke out. ABC News reports on “Giraffes Gone Wild”:
The males were fighting over territory and/or a mate, but they do not fight until one dies.
“The smaller, probably younger male will end up losing the fight, go away, get bigger, and then he’ll get a chance next season,” Salmoni said.
And then the wild, pain-in-the-neck battles can continue.
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