Calmamity: That was a cute story that got real sad real quick. Poor giraffe.
Ihaveanevilparrot: This is partially due to the fact that they have very high blood pressure normally since the heart is large and must pump blood all the way up the neck to the brain and to other parts of the body. I'm sure there's a more scientific explanation, I just don't know it.
walkerhound: At least in the US, there's only a single company that will ship giraffes for zoos, etc... and their record of successful transport isn't great. The risk of them dying (from neck injuries, most commonly: Link) is just too great - they're very sensitive animals and don't do well under stress. Kinda like big sheep.
Pud: That picture is just begging to be Photoshopped[img.thesun.co.uk image 620x595]
Abox: LOL...I just realized that dude is a woman.
Porous Horace: Caption: "That's it. I'm outta here."Also, beware of the triraffe.[img.thesun.co.uk image 532x343]
Snarfangel: Oh no, it's the girombies![img.thesun.co.uk image 620x595]Necks. Ne-e-e-e-cks!
Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 850x1379]
Enemabag Jones: Ihaveanevilparrot,Calmamity: That was a cute story that got real sad real quick. Poor giraffe.I've read that it's extremely risky to tranquilize a giraffe as they risk heart attack while laying down sedated, and also while under stress.This is partially due to the fact that they have very high blood pressure normally since the heart is large and must pump blood all the way up the neck to the brain and to other parts of the body.I'm sure there's a more scientific explanation, I just don't know it.Almost like they are designed perfectly for the african bush. If they stop running in an excited state they are probably dead anyway so it doesn't matter.
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