Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Posted by Heidi Rogers at 6:15 PM
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.