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Old 02-17-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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How fortunate these zoo patrons were to witness this.

Giraffe birth at Memphis Zoo. [VIDEO]
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:54 PM
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Location: North of Canada, but not the Arctic
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It looked like the mother was surprised to see a baby lying behind her.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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It really is a miracle to witness the wonder of new life. It always makes me get teary, and I particularly love how mama instinctively knows to help the baby get on her feet, and to remove the sac, and to try and prod her to move her little legs. I witnessed our horses foal many times when I was a child and that feeling of wonderment has never left me. It is just magical.....thank you so much for posting this. My only regret is that mama had absolutely no quiet or privacy with her newborn. It just isn't right....
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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We used to raise llamas and they give birth the same way, standing. They come out with their front legs first and then their heads and part of their body. By hanging down like that it causes the fluids in their noses throat etc. to drain out. Then they deliver the rest of the body and it falls to the ground. That causes the umbilical cord to break off and the thump to the ground forces them to begin breathing. It is amazing how nature works.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Amazing! The wee one's efforts to stand tugged at my heart strings!

Thanks for posting, no kudzu!
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Ever wonder how giraffes sleep? I came across these images today:

This is how giraffes sleep | Today I Learned Something New
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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neat. guess I never thought about it but they have to do something with that long neck.
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