Apr
14
2018
1

Creature Seed: Miniature Tree Giraffes.

 

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Miniature Tree Giraffes

 

Well, they’re about the size of a capuchin monkey and look a lot like giraffes; the only real difference is that Miniature Tree Giraffes have prehensile, toed feet instead of hooves.  Oh, and they eat fruit, leaves, and small insects. Otherwise, yeah, pretty giraffe-like. They started showing up in the Congo river basin about six months ago, and they’re remarkably common at this point.

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Mar
14
2017
2

Geez, how long does a freaking giraffe gestate for, anyway?

That one whose livestream I linked to a while back still hasn’t given birth yet. …I probably should know how long a giraffe’s gestation period is, though.  In my defense, I’ve picked up all my giraffe lore via osmosis, but I should maybe be more formalized about it going forward.

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Feb
23
2017
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Live Giraffe Birth cam!

At a New York animal adventure park.

Via Facebook.

 

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Apr
29
2014
4

…This is apparently my day for not-nice posts.

Second one in a row that I had to delete before posting for being… infelicitous.  I mean, it was just nasty.  So here: watch an animation of giraffes doing high-dives.

 

Sometimes you gotta take a step back.

Feb
09
2014
14

My official statement on the Copenhagen ‘baby giraffe culled, fed to lions’ thing.

I do not, in fact, object to a zoo giraffe being ‘culled,’ per se.  There was apparently a giant to-do over the entire thing; and while I understand the ‘save the cute baby giraffe’ impulse the zookeepers have a point: zoo animals have a bit of a genetic bottleneck situation going on.  And if you’re going to kill an animal, you shouldn’t just throw it away afterward. Lions, in point of fact, eat giraffes (when they can): it is not unreasonable thing to feed them freshly-killed giraffe meat. (more…)

Apr
21
2011
2

The obligatory giraffe link.

Via @anthropocon comes this win in action featuring Domino’s Pizza and a giraffe.  It’s so much of a win, in fact, that you have to go over there to look at it.

And now, Eddie Izzard.  Because… Eddie Izzard.

Mar
10
2010
1

*I* was born to run.

Or born to be wild.  Like giraffes!



Long story
. And to switch back: yeah, the giraffes in that video aren’t precisely being left to be wild on their own.

Moe Lane

PS: Joanna Lumley is kinda weird about giraffes, isn’t she?

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