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Giraffe News

Citizen science project will benefit Africa's giraffes

With its' long, graceful neck and elaborately patterned hide, the giraffe is truly an iconic symbol of Africa. Like seemingly every other wild animal in the world, they are in decline.

Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Danish zoo may kill second giraffe named Marius

Copenhagen - Just days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked global outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe named Marius, another Danish zoo says it may do the same thing to a giraffe with the same name.

Copenhagen Zoo receives death threats after killing Marius

Copenhagen - Copenhagen Zoo staff have explained that they shot Marius, an 18-month-old healthy giraffe, for controlling the population and educating children. But immense anger is building from animal rights activists, who are demanding retribution.

Uproar as young giraffe put down at Copenhagen zoo

Copenhagen - A Danish zoo sparked outrage Sunday when it put down a healthy young giraffe to prevent inbreeding as young children looked on, before chopping it up and feeding it to lions.

Video: 'So, this giraffe walks into a bar', quite literally

Johannesburg - There is a favorite expression in the part of the world featured in this video: "Only in South Africa." And they are probably right, as this giraffe calmly strolls into the bar and restaurant at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.

Endangered giraffe killed in freak Spanish road accident

Valencia - A 2-year-old female giraffe named Jerezana, was en route from Jerez de la Frontera to the Bioparc de Valencia, when a truck crashed into the convoy transporting the animal. She was severely injured in the accident and later had to be put to sleep.

Most violent giraffe fight filmed

The Discovery Channel caught a rare glimpse of two giraffes fighting over territory on camera. The video shows the usually gentle creatures whipping their heads at each other.

Vancouver Zoo gives cause of death of one of three dead giraffes

The Vancouver Zoo released the cause of death of Jafari, a 12-year-old Rothschild giraffe who died unexpectedly there in November. The death of two other giraffes, each who died days apart in 2011, also unexpectedly, still haven't been determined.

Random acts of kindness from an unemployed giraffe (video)

Edinburgh - 32-year-old unemployed busker Armstrong Baillie dresses in a giraffe costume and moves around Scotland, performing random acts of kindness to strangers.

How to 'spot' a giraffe's age?

The result of several decades of research has indicated that the age of a giraffe can be estimated by looking at the animal's spots.

Hunters pay $15,000 to shoot giraffes

Tourists from North America and Europe are paying thousands of dollars to go to countries in Africa and shoot giraffes with high-powered guns and bows.

Jacksonville Zoo announces birth of a Giraffe

Jacksonville - It took 15 months of waiting for this newborn male giraffe to arrive. When he was finally born his mother gave birth to him while standing. In no time he was up, nursing, eating and is doing well. The newly born giraffe is ready to meet curious visitors.

Giraffe kicks woman to death on first wedding anniversary holiday

A South African woman from Tzaneen in South Africa was kicked to death by a giraffe in a game park in Limpopo province while on holiday celebrating her first wedding anniversary.

3rd giraffe dies in B.C. animal facility, charges pending

Charges are pending against the Fort Langely conservation centre, Mountain View Conservation Centre after a giraffe died during hoof trimming.

Rogue Giraffe Helps Camels, Zebras, Pigs and Llamas Escape From a Circus in Amsterdam

An outlaw giraffe has recently staged an unprecedented jailbreak from an Amsterdam circus. He also freed many of his fellow captives.

Woman calls 911 to report collision with giraffe

A South Carolina woman calls 911 and claims she saw two giraffe near a highway and couldn’t avoid hitting one of them and damaged her passenger-side mirror. She said after it hit her car they ran away, so she doesn't know their status.

Giraffe Poop to Stop Baldness and Increase Hair Growth

Some scientists from the University of sydney are saying that Giraffe poop will decrease hair loss and increase the hair you have. The study took 2 years with 50 men. So, go smear poo on your head baldy.

Robot chicken- Giraffe

Giraffe in quicksand going thorough the the 5 stages of death
 

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The giraffe is slowly being introduced to the rest of the herd of 29 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gar...
The giraffe is slowly being introduced to the rest of the herd of 29 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
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The little fellow is ready for human socialization say officials at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens...
The little fellow is ready for human socialization say officials at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
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You will find these in parts of Africa but not in Ghana.
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Pic taken by me, a Giraffe at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Perdy the giraffe enjoys a potted plant in the bar at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.
Perdy the giraffe enjoys a potted plant in the bar at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.
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One of the Giraffes at Nashville's Zoo at Grassmere
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Perdy the giraffe strolls into the dining area at the Lion Park in Johannesburg
Perdy the giraffe strolls into the dining area at the Lion Park in Johannesburg
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It took the newborn giraffe 36 minutes after he was born to stand up and begin nursing.
It took the newborn giraffe 36 minutes after he was born to stand up and begin nursing.
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Jacksonville Zoo announces the birth of a new giraffe and say he is ready to have a peek at curious ...
Jacksonville Zoo announces the birth of a new giraffe and say he is ready to have a peek at curious visitors.
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One of the Giraffes at Nashville's Zoo at Grassmere
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are inviting visitors to come take a look at their newest addition to the zoo's herd of giraffe.
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