Giraffes, My Favorite Wild Animal

These are photos from our family member, Ignacio, sent from South Africa where he and my son-by-marriage, Jay are now vacationing. I have never witnessed giraffes in the wild, so these are wonderful for me to see.

I love the fact that giraffes are both graceful and awkward, especially when they bend their necks to eat. I also like the way they walk, loping along in a kind sway because I believe they move the right feet together and then their left feet together. Did you know they have the same number of vertebrae as humans?

Here are photos from South Africa that came in my email in the last few days.  Enjoy!

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6 Responses to “Giraffes, My Favorite Wild Animal”

  1. Rhoda Says:

    Wow, Ellensue, These are fantastic pictures! The giraffes must be breathtaking to see up close in the wild. I’m looking forward to seeing more photos from Jay and Ignacio’s trip.

  2. Coll Says:

    Such elegant and graceful animals. Thanks for sharing.
    Coll

  3. Paula Says:

    Amazing structure in the animal world.! Amazing to see a baby giraffe stand up and walk soon after birth. Thank you for the photos.

  4. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Glad you like them, ellensue

  5. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Graceful and awkward at the same time,w which is why I love them! es

  6. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Will see if I still have them, es

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