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Neckst theory of giraffe necks:

Yes, THAT Daily Mail... This is a great article considering it is from the Daily Mail. A comprehensive study may have revealed how the long neck of the giraffe evolved.
posted by Katjusa Roquette on Oct 13, 2015 - 10 comments

Giraffe Sounds:

The latest research on giraffe sounds... This was some fairly interesting reading. I have personally heard a giraffe make the sound described as a 'burst'. I have had a giraffe snort at me. I also have heard a sort of whiffling sound not described in this article. Take a listen.. it's pretty cool
posted by Katjusa Roquette on Sep 11, 2015 - 19 comments

Millions watched the birth, now mom and baby giraffe are doing fine

Dallas Zoo's Katie the giraffe gives birth -- with the world watching Anyone who has given birth -- or been an observer of the event -- knows how arduous it can be. But to do it live on the Internet? With two hooves sticking out for several minutes in the midst of labor? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Apr 12, 2015 - 10 comments

Soviet Bear For Student Council

N KAPITALIST AMERICA YOU RUN FROM BEAR...SOVIET BEAR RUN FOR YOU Tired of Soviet Bear making front page? Crimea River.
posted by Cookiebastard on May 7, 2014 - 66 comments

Is it dusty in here?

Dying Rotterdam zookeeper gets goodbye kiss from a giraffe, courtesy of the Dutch Ambulance Wish Foundation (Dutch, facebook), which organises ambulance transport to fullfill the last wishes of terminally ill people.
posted by MartinWisse on Mar 22, 2014 - 27 comments

Sort of like a cross between a giraffe and a stork

9 things you may not know about giant azhdarchid pterosaurs, via Quetzalcoatlus: the evil, pin-headed, toothy nightmare monster that wants to eat your soul
posted by Artw on Aug 22, 2013 - 14 comments


A baby giraffe is born at the Woodland Park Zoo. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Aug 7, 2013 - 55 comments

Elephant & Giraffe Ridin' with Their Top Down

From the creator of A horse takes it to the limit: An elephant and a giraffe, ridin' with their top down.
posted by A dead Quaker on Jan 14, 2013 - 29 comments

i figured maybe like a horse only taller

Any parent of a young child will have experienced the ignominy of reaching a page in a picture-book featuring a giraffe and being ignorant of the appropriate sound with which to impersonate said animal. Here is that sound
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Dec 4, 2012 - 74 comments

The Good Giraffe

Armstrong Baillie is unemployed and lives in Dundee. Twice a week, funded by his busking, he dresses up as a giraffe and performs good deeds.
posted by liquidindian on Nov 14, 2012 - 21 comments

Italian Circus Giraffe escapes

An Italian Circus Giraffe escapes near Bologna. The circus staff gives chase, and eventually the big guy/gal is subdued by tranquilizers. Regrettably, it died later of cardiac arrest. (Photo slideshow on CNN).
posted by sweetkid on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 comments

G.D.B.P.W.S.N.B.D.G. for short

Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing Giraffes, the only website "dedicated exclusively to giraffes drawn by people who should not be drawing giraffes." It features a pithy giraffe by Philip Glass, and aims to acquire drawings from both a sitting world leader and Lady Gaga (neither of whom should be drawing giraffes). (Previously)
posted by quoz on Jan 13, 2012 - 33 comments

I get a lot of giraffes

One Million Giraffes [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 14, 2009 - 39 comments

The battle of the gentle giants

Giraffe mating battles can be brutal but they are generally gentle giants. Man's fascination with these exotic creatures can be tracked from 9,000 year old rock art to the quest for exotics that brought them to the courts of Medici-era Florence, Restoration Paris, and Imperial China, spawning much curiosity and fanciful illustration. Today, giraffe-o-philes can get up close and personal in Kenya's Giraffe Manor. [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 30, 2007 - 32 comments

This here giraffe

I love giraffes. Sure, some people think they're evil (previously on MeFi), but did you know that they have black tongues? Or that their scientific name hints that early viewers thought they resembled a camel/leopard mashup? That their closest living relative is the okapi? Did you know that they come with a special structure to prevent too much blood flow to the brain while drinking, and built-in pressure hose to protect the capillaries in their legs from their massive height and resulting blood pressure? This here giraffe is an amazing critter.
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 30, 2007 - 34 comments

From the "life is funnier than The Onion" department...

From the "life is funnier than The Onion" department... A giraffe lept off a cliff to its death Wednesday in Nairobi after learning it was a prime suspect in the killing of an American priest at a luxury hotel. Perhaps it was upset about the recent pedophilia scandal in the church? (via The Morning News -- aw, come on! We needed a good laugh around here.)
posted by me3dia on Jun 27, 2002 - 13 comments

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