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(The Sun)   If it isn't zombies, it's giraffes   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 39
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Pud
2012-09-22 10:07:25 AM  
That picture is just begging to be Photoshopped

img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-09-22 11:11:03 AM  
Clearly,he had a neck for trouble....
 
2012-09-22 11:12:51 AM  
That was a cute story that got real sad real quick. Poor giraffe.
 
2012-09-22 12:29:29 PM  
The deepest throat in the animal kingdom.

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2012-09-22 12:32:35 PM  
Oh no, it's the girombies!
img.thesun.co.uk
Necks. Ne-e-e-e-cks!
 
2012-09-22 12:33:03 PM  

Calmamity: That was a cute story that got real sad real quick. Poor giraffe.


Yeah I read this yesterday and it almost sounded like they put the giraffe down.
 
2012-09-22 12:33:35 PM  
What about zombie giraffes?.
 
2012-09-22 12:37:15 PM  

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.
 
2012-09-22 12:38:04 PM  
Now I'm sad I read that. I should have paid attention to the tag :/.
 
2012-09-22 12:48:04 PM  

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.


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.
 
2012-09-22 12:49:46 PM  
Farking circuses, man. How they are still legal baffles me.
 
2012-09-22 12:49:56 PM  

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.


Not surprising. I've heard of various zoos that had them die in transport, or not long after arrival. Most companies probably don't want the liability or hassle.
 
2012-09-22 12:50:41 PM  
I has a sad now.
 
2012-09-22 12:53:20 PM  
That's no policewoman... It's a man, baby.
 
2012-09-22 12:59:41 PM  

Pud: That picture is just begging to be Photoshopped

[img.thesun.co.uk image 620x595]


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-22 01:04:16 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com

LOL...I just realized that dude is a woman.
 
2012-09-22 01:09:46 PM  
Caption: "That's it. I'm outta here."

Also, beware of the triraffe.
img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-09-22 01:11:19 PM  

Abox: LOL...I just realized that dude is a woman.


With a very strange shoe choice for someone wearing mom jeans, a cheap white cloth belt, and button down uniform shirt. :\

Actually the whole outfit is confusing. Like she got up and grabbed whatever was nearby.
 
2012-09-22 01:12:46 PM  
Hmmm. Maybe those aren't jeans. Just faded pants from her uniform.

Still confusing.
 
2012-09-22 01:17:36 PM  

Porous Horace: Caption: "That's it. I'm outta here."

Also, beware of the triraffe.
[img.thesun.co.uk image 532x343]


I think I saw something like that in a Greek mythology course
 
2012-09-22 01:19:21 PM  

Snarfangel: Oh no, it's the girombies!
[img.thesun.co.uk image 620x595]
Necks. Ne-e-e-e-cks!


OK, + eleventy for that one.
 
2012-09-22 01:19:48 PM  
Solution:

cute-n-tiny.com

Easier to transport and the public will never know the difference.
 
2012-09-22 01:24:14 PM  
Now I has a sad.

Giraffes are among my favorite animals. I got to feed some at Southwick's Zoo.
 
2012-09-22 01:28:30 PM  
Giraffe gaffe.
 
2012-09-22 01:42:32 PM  
That is an evil giraffe. They exist. It's going to eat all the leaves off that tree.
 
2012-09-22 01:45:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-22 01:56:34 PM  
www.worldsstrangest.com

See that? That shiat just ain't natural. Ain't natural I tells ya.
 
2012-09-22 01:59:15 PM  

Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 850x1379]


Um, WTF is that?
 
2012-09-22 02:05:48 PM  

Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 850x1379]


That is just WRONG.

Also funny, +1, second time today.
 
2012-09-22 02:30:45 PM  

Porous Horace: Caption: "That's it. I'm outta here."

Also, beware of the triraffe.
[img.thesun.co.uk image 532x343]


Good lord! That thing looks like it should be fighting Godzilla and Rodan! XD
 
2012-09-22 03:05:05 PM  
Geoffrey! NOOOOOOoooooooooooo......!
 
2012-09-22 03:09:31 PM  

Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 850x1379]


Doing Scanners on the runaway giraffe could be a plausible solution.
 
2012-09-22 03:32:37 PM  
What I'd like to see is an image of the musical group formed by the rapping rabbi, the palestinian protestor guy, and the lady in the giraffe pic...
 
2012-09-22 03:35:46 PM  
FREEEEEEEEEEEDOM!
 
2012-09-22 04:53:58 PM  
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.
 
2012-09-22 05:19:40 PM  

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.


Or,you know, ran off the edge of the continent.

Saw a Nat Geo video of a pride of lions killing a full-grown giraffe--they got it finally but three of them were killed by it, IIRC. They are tough animals.
 
2012-09-22 05:43:21 PM  
Gyrfalcon,
Or,you know, ran off the edge of the continent.
Saw a Nat Geo video of a pride of lions killing a full-grown giraffe--they got it finally but three of them were killed by it, IIRC. They are tough animals.

Those legs are lethal weapons.

Everyone gives Australia credit for crazy dangerous animals, but not enough to Africa. Australia may not have the poison arm race but African animals are still far more dangerous then given credit for.
 
2012-09-22 07:43:51 PM  
cache.io9.com

They weigh 3 tons and come from outer space. Sent to destroy the whole HUMAN RACE!!!!
 
2012-09-22 11:33:41 PM  
Giraffes are heartless creatures.
 
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