Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hyena entertainment

Can you see the Hyena in this video? Proof that hyenas have lots of entertainment in the Mara!

The social behavior of these two male Giraffes shown in this video is called necking. These giraffes are possibly fighting for their place in the hierarchy of their bachelor herd. Mature bulls however, would avoid a sparring match as they know their rank. Each blow from a giraffe is utterly crushing as the heavier the head, the harder the blow.

For further information, see "The Behavior Guide to African Mammals" by Richard Despard Estes.

1 comment:

dee said...

Doesn't every hyena spend Saturday afternoons at the fights! Great film, thanks.

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