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Giraffes drink water when it is available, and are able to survive in areas with scarce water. The Giraffe is vulnerable when drinking. The neck is so long the giraffe must spread its front legs apart so its head can reach the ground to drink. It has unusually elastic blood vessels with a series of valves that help offset the sudden buildup of blood (and to prevent fainting) when the head is raised, lowered, or swung quickly.
Info source URL: https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/wildlife_giraffe.php
Photo capture date & Location: 2018-05 Ngwenya Lodge

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