Yesterday, I caught this Giraffe in this funny posture just as it was getting on its feet from a sitting position.
Giraffe sleep only for very short periods, usually no longer than 5 minutes at a time and they cannot put their head down for any extended time, as they would risk brain damage from the increased blood pressure.
And a personal note …
For the next seven days my tracker Bheki and I are on leave. After driving Thanda guests for most of our 21 work days we have now one week of time to relax before getting back to work for another 21 day stretch. I hope to get a chance to go to Mkuze Game Reserve and to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve to get some animal pictures from different environments.