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Giraffes in France

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 11:30 pm
@RexRed,
What a lovely film and well made
vonny
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2016 02:49 pm
@saab,
Photoshopped surely?

https://www.nwf.org/~/media/Content/NWM/Photozone/caption-contest/GiraffesNecking_Luiz-Claudio-Marigo_570x589_2.ashx
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 26 Aug, 2016 05:09 am
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s526x395/14088613_10210420200410257_4930656565458683585_n.jpg?oh=6eb29880b19e8e4238bdc21bc70f8858&oe=584511BF
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2016 03:33 am
Mentioning as an aside: there are four different species of giraffes, not just one

http://i63.tinypic.com/6ixz14.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2r7ljlw.jpg

Quote:
“The genetic differences between giraffes is so large that we have to in fact describe four new species,” said Axel Janke, a geneticist from the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt. “Some of the differences were as large or larger than the differences between brown bears and polar bears.”

Dr. Janke, along with Julian Fennessy from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia and their colleagues, tested the DNA of nearly 200 giraffes from across Africa. They found genetic mutations that were present in certain groups and absent in others. The differences in mutation patterns, they said, were strong enough to classify the groups as distinct species. In some cases subspecies of giraffe were upgraded to being full-blown species. The team published its results Thursday in the journal Current Biology.


Sources:
Current Biology report: Multi-locus Analyses Reveal Four Giraffe Species Instead of One
NYT: A Quadruple Take on the Giraffe: There are Four Species, Not One
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 11 Dec, 2016 04:07 pm
Giraffes at risk of "silent extinction," biologists warn
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/giraffes-at-risk-of-silent-extinction-biologists-warn/

Sad
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vonny
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 02:56 pm
Last year, in 2015, rescued giraffe Kiko formed a friendship with orphaned elephant calf Loboito. The pair were housed next to each other as Kiko was too small to sleep in the giraffe stables. They struck up a unique bond, with Loboito said to love spending time under the long legs of his buddy.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3289817/Just-two-Rescued-giraffe-Kiko-formed-friendship-orphaned-elephant-calf-Loboito-melt-heart.html#ixzz4SqdJ4ivI

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/26/10/2DCB0A3800000578-0-image-a-6_1445854449645.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2016 02:56 pm
A baby giraffe has been born at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol, U.K. The baby has been called George and is pictured here with his mother Genevieve.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02253/giraffe2_2253011k.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 11:02 pm
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB2XuCJVYAAdYux.jpg:large
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 01:12 pm
A West African giraffe - said to be "one of the rarest animals on the planet" - was born at a Cumbrian wildlife park. Staff at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness believe it is the first of its type to be born in the UK. They said there were only a few dozen in captivity and no more than 450 in the wild in Niger, West Africa.

https://i1.wp.com/www.cumbriacrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/giraffe-5.jpg?w=400
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jul, 2017 01:21 pm
Giraffes are seen inside their shelter at the Paris Zoological Park in the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03248/58627445_Giraffes-_3248034k.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2017 09:18 am
Trophy hunting is pushing giraffes to extinction.
https://www.facebook.com/ATTNVideo/videos/1693095214328766/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 13 Nov, 2017 03:03 am
Sometimes I think my life is pointless, then I see stuff like this..
https://www.facebook.com/FOX35News/videos/10156211548962573/
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2018 02:03 pm
@RexRed,
Two young male giraffes take a break from fighting in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Giraffes fight by bashing their necks against each other, trying to establish dominance and a reputation as the better mate.

https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/u/fQYSUbVfts-T7odkrFJckdiFeHvab0GWOfzhj7tYdC0uglagsDNcYDvaA2wQfYCnZ5lFfF6tzyMJ33vp4ln7lTARpIsOv57pm_PajJVfES9xgbj718xbybGUh0hBSOtEUby3662fw5vf4uROyc1imqLeeHV74nRgePYxPxYU6NLHLZwAT2HvfaV__G8Wzt-ren-rakkuMNZ1QuqwGpebzPhto_i-_M4/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 27 Dec, 2018 09:10 am
Giraffes just silently went to the list of endangered animals facing extinction
Giraffes have been widely overlooked in conservation practices for a little too long. They just made their entry into the Red List of endangered species.
https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/giraffes-now-endangered-species-and-threatened-animal-can-become-extinct-html-1407091-2018-12-11
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