This month I’ve had incredible sightings of giraffe feeding, drinking and necking. I’ve spent a fair amount of time watching the way they wrap their tongues around the twigs and pull off the leaves, exposing the thorn left behind on the twig.
A quick fact is that a Giraffes tongue is purple in color from the melanin and this is to assist with reducing sunburn on the tongue area while feeding.
Seeing the youngsters play and run around with each other has been an absolute treat. The running and playing is an important process of growing up and also being able to defend themselves against predators.
Watching the giraffe drink is really interesting and to see the babies drink from their mother is even more adorable.