We have had a number of giraffe born here at Kragga Kamma Game Park but we’ve seldom been lucky enough to witness the actual birth LIVE. More often than not we simply see a new tiny tot up alongside its mom.
Giraffe populations have plummeted in recent years across Africa by 40% in the past two decades. This is due to a number of factors including habitat loss, habitat degradation and habitat fragmentation coupled with human population growth and illegal hunting (poaching).
Giraffe breed very well, however they are at their most vulnerable during birth. The entire process lasted about two hours, easy pickings for predators…..
Approximately 75% of all young giraffes don’t survive to adulthood due to becoming the victim of predators. That makes it one of the highest mortality rates among animals out there.
WATCH live video footage of another giraffe birth here at Kragga Kamma Game Park : Live Birth
Kragga Kamma Game Park is situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa – on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.
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