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Giraffes face an Up-hill Battle as Black Frost strip Trees

~ Zambezi Cruise and Safaris

We had a wonderful breeding season with our Giraffe here at Pamuzinda Safari Park. Nature somehow has a way of balancing things out and our numbers are once again growing. Some years ago an unseasonal black frost that stripped the trees of their higher foliage caused considerable problems for these enigmatic animals. I guess they cannot swallow “uphill” so with a leaf shortage they can’t just switch to eating grass. Here one of last season’s young ones is trying to figure out if his problem is that his legs are too long or his neck is too short.

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