Females have two horns, topped with a tuft of hair. A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing so that the newborn's welcome to life is a 2 metre drop! While adult giraffes are too large (males weigh up to 1,900 kg, females up to 1,200 kg) and strong legged to be regular prey, over 50 percent of calves are taken by lions or hyenas. And, contrary to what the giraffe told the Jewish lion,Males have three or more hairless horns. Males forage higher in trees than cow giraffes which reduces food competition between the sexes. This bull has two oxpeckers on his neck and one above his right foreleg. These helpful birds eat insects off the backs of large animals.
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