Long Necks and Head Butts – Giraffe Feeding in Kenya

This year I had a few amazing animal encounters. I was touched by a manta ray, “trunked” by a baby elephant, and slobbered on by a giraffe.

Soft and slobbery.

Soft and slobbery.

I had never imagined just how soft and gooey a giraffe lick would be. I guess the goo factor helps make the leaves stick when the giraffes eat from trees. But what surprised me most was the sound. As the giraffe swallowed the pellets I was feeding her, she greedily sucked them in. Then all of a sudden, a deep sound like that of a didgeridoo, rumbled near my ear. It was all those pellets falling down the giraffe’s throat.

Funny but true.

Funny but true.

4 responses to “Long Necks and Head Butts – Giraffe Feeding in Kenya

  1. Hi! I just came across your blog and looks really interesting, would you have an email address to contact you? would be great!

    Cheers!

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