Snapshot Serengeti Talk

Young giraffe?

  • alan1001 by alan1001

    This giraffe looks like it could be a juvenile - how would you tell?


  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    Interesting question. Looking at the giraffe in the photo, I'm thinking the legs look quite short and thick in relation to the body size, and the neck looks shorter than I'd expect in relation to the body size. Without an adult to compare with, I think it's those things say "juvenile", in a similar way to how young dogs' paws are always too big for the rest of them.