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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Giraffe genders



A pretty giraffe peers benignly in our direction.

This is a female, distinguished by the tufts of hair on top of her horns. This is one of the few times I can think of in nature where the female isn't identified by the lack of some male characteristic or coloring, and actually has a feature that the males don't. You go, giraffes!


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