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The blows with head and neck that espe­cially the younger bull giraffe deliver are quite vig­or­ous. These move­ments resem­ble that of a fight, but appar­ently* can be regarded as play fight­ing, because the blows are not as pow­er­ful and as fast as in a fight. You see both ‘fight­ers’ lean against each other with their hindquar­ters to increase sta­bil­ity at some moments.* Behav­ioural inven­tory of the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) by Peter See­ber, Isabelle Cio­folo and André Gan­swindt, 2012.

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