hyenas vs baby giraffe (R-rated)

Warning: these pics are not for the faint of heart.

We spotted a couple hyenas in the distance and followed them to this: a mother giraffe standing over the mutilated body of her young.

Over the next hour, we watched a back and forth standoff between a dozen hyenas and the mother giraffe, who was out to either protect her dead baby’s body or extract revenge on the hyenas. She would chase them around and around, but in the end the hyenas won, and in a melee of barking, yelping, and bone crunching, they dismembered the body within 10 minutes.

I’ll post the videos I took of the drama upon my return home. If you’re feeling sad and disturbed like we were, just look at the cute pictures of baby elephants and baby lions I posted last week!

-ray

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Published in: on May 14, 2011 at 11:49 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Not too sad, it’s nature, Hyenas gotta eat too.


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