Ever seen two giraffes fight? Well, it is a sight to behold.
They may seem gentle animals – who literally find it so hard to move their bodies – but that body of them is ‘swingy’ enough to ramp into each other during a fight.
The video, though old, was recently shared by IFS officer Sudha Ramen. Earlier, it had been shared by Kruger Sightings’ YouTube channel. The caption, on the YouTube post, explains that this unusual and rare scene was captured by 48-year-old Walter Becker.
Becker says that he had come across two giraffes grazing in a field when a male bull entered the scene. Then to probably scare the bull or impress the females in the area, the animals started fighting. Both male, they used their necks to fight each other as “it’s the most powerful and manoeuvrable weapon” the animals have on their body.
“Necking in their world is the most violent and unpleasant experience they’re ever likely to engage in. These fights are very serious, with the giraffes repeatedly slamming their necks against one another with the intent to cause real injury,” beck wrote in the caption.
They are also getting frustrated with lockdown !— Saloni Rai IAS (@rai_saloni) May 21, 2020
Each blows are deadly ..— DEEP_Nath1 (@Nath1Deep) May 21, 2020
Fighting spirit is also high ..!
Aggression is common to all life forms it seems..only humans using it disproportionately.— Dharamveer Meena, IFS (@dharamifs_HP) May 21, 2020
They must have learned watching WWF…. no harm but exciting to watch !😁— CJoshi (@Chintanjoshi13C) May 21, 2020
very odd way to fight. Looks more like a pillow fight type.— శ్రీనివాస్ srinivas chilukuri (@srinivasimagine) May 21, 2020
What do you think about the fight?