Lions eating giraffes

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I think Giraffes rule. They are the most beautiful animals, there size and temperament make them vital part of the jungle's landscape:


Still, giraffes are a part of the food chain. And what's at the top of that chain? Lions. Hungry Lions. Lions who like to eat giraffes. Check out these pictures of lions feeding below and you'll see what I mean. It's carnage.

First up is the prey being stalked. Note the nosy oryx neighbours in the foreground...and background... hey wait are they helping the lioness out? I guess when its either you or the giraffe..


That was in Nambia. Lions are the giraffe's main predators, and giraffes are particularly vulnerable to attack when lying down, drinking or feeding from the ground. Unlike females, male giraffes tend to live alone, which also makes them more open to predation. What's the lesson here? Don't wear a giraffe suit at your local watering hole. Or this might happen:


Above and below images are from Kruger National Park in South Africa.


Sometimes the pride will have a traditional Sunday roast where even the baby cubs get in on the feasting:




And here's a picture of a takedown of a giraffe in a car park. I have no idea of the context....



Want more of nature at its finest? Here's some lucky lions feeding on some zebra and other critters

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