“Tufty Giraffe“ by Celia Berrell

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Tufty Giraffe  

Giraffe, giraffe,

a cow and calf.

Both have horns

called occicones

with tips 

of hairy follicles.

This photograph

has baby calf

with horn-tufts

that have grown so long,

it looks as though

his hair’s gone wrong!

But male giraffes

use fighting crafts

where heads and horns

get bashed and worn.

Long hairs get snapped,

rubbed-off, impinged,

removing all that

flaunty fringe.

Read more giraffe facts here:

https://www.animalfactsencyclopedia.com/Giraffe-fight.html#:~:text=Even%20aggression%20between%20adult%20bulls,eachother%20while%20drinking%20or%20napping.

And watch two male giraffes fighting here:

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