Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?

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Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« on: 26/02/2009 18:22:06 »
As a sheepy I enjoy all manner of watersports !!  [::)]

...as does Gerty the Giraffe here :


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Clearly Gerty can also fly :


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But, I have yet to see Gerty swim....can she ?

I wish I knew !....It was one of the first things I thought about when I got up this morning !...please make this torment end !!



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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #1 on: 26/02/2009 20:12:36 »
LOL...LOL... WAY FUNNY PICTURE....but I really don't  know if they swim..........

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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2009 20:12:56 »
The last I heard, no-one had ever actually seen a giraffe swim. However, they have been found on an island so unless they can build boats or, like Gerty, fly, they must have swum there.
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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #3 on: 27/02/2009 01:14:42 »
Aren't giraffes regarded as one of the bits of evidence for most mammalians having returned from the water after initially having evolved on land?  I seem to recall hearing something along those lines.
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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #4 on: 27/02/2009 04:24:18 »
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They are among the very few mammals that cannot swim at all.

Says the Colombia Encyclopedia

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« Reply #5 on: 27/02/2009 05:22:14 »
The last I heard, no-one had ever actually seen a giraffe swim. However, they have been found on an island so unless they can build boats or, like Gerty, fly, they must have swum there.

I imagine they can wade with their heads held periscope-like above the water.   

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« Reply #7 on: 27/02/2009 05:33:08 »
I was thinking something more like this ...  [:)]


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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #8 on: 27/02/2009 05:39:52 »
Heehee [:D], yes indeed. Why not like that? [:)]
Anyone would think that was real!

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Re: Have Ewe Ever Seen a swimming Giraffe?
« Reply #9 on: 27/02/2009 06:17:26 »
Very nice Piccy's RD!

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« Reply #10 on: 27/02/2009 09:56:00 »
When you have a neck that long, who needs a snorkel?
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« Reply #11 on: 27/02/2009 14:06:58 »
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They are among the very few mammals that cannot swim at all.

Says the Colombia Encyclopedia

That was indeed the belief until they were found on that island. The water surrounding it is too deep for them to have waded despite their height.

However, there are also reports of giraffes having drowned.

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« Reply #12 on: 27/02/2009 14:23:08 »
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They are among the very few mammals that cannot swim at all.

Says the Colombia Encyclopedia

Oh yea!!! Says who? I bet this one would have no trouble!
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« Reply #13 on: 27/02/2009 23:32:57 »
That was indeed the belief until they were found on that island. The water surrounding it is too deep for them to have waded despite their height.
What island? [???]

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« Reply #14 on: 27/02/2009 23:41:01 »
That was indeed the belief until they were found on that island. The water surrounding it is too deep for them to have waded despite their height.
What island? [???]

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« Reply #15 on: 28/02/2009 00:04:40 »
Well where did you read about this island then?

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« Reply #16 on: 28/02/2009 09:13:20 »
Well where did you read about this island then?

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It's just 1 of those things I came across somewhere and thought "Ooh, that's interesting". It may have been a newspaper or magazine.
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« Reply #17 on: 28/02/2009 09:24:01 »
Cool.. things I never new about Giraffes!

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« Reply #18 on: 28/02/2009 09:26:01 »
As you said so yourself DoctorBeaver, don't believe all the HYPE ON THE NEWS!

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« Reply #19 on: 28/02/2009 11:23:39 »
I only read quality papers & mags so there's a good chance it was true.
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« Reply #20 on: 28/02/2009 11:24:54 »
I only read quality papers & mags so there's a good chance it was true.
Alright then Sir, I shall take your word on it.

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« Reply #21 on: 28/02/2009 12:08:30 »
I only read quality papers & mags so there's a good chance it was true.
Alright then Sir, I shall take your word on it.

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« Reply #22 on: 28/02/2009 12:10:22 »
Did you just call me a giraffe?

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« Reply #23 on: 28/02/2009 15:41:28 »
No. That would have been "twiga"  [;D]
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« Reply #24 on: 28/02/2009 21:02:32 »
I luff Giraffes. Do they have rough tongues? They eat leaves off very spikey trees.
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« Reply #25 on: 28/02/2009 22:51:25 »
Also available in giraffe lite...

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http://www.ftexploring.com/giraffe/giraffes.html

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« Reply #26 on: 28/02/2009 22:58:43 »
And colourful

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« Reply #27 on: 28/02/2009 23:01:59 »
Giraffes were once known as cameleopards. Here's why:

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« Reply #28 on: 28/02/2009 23:10:39 »
What's with the ears and...... ARE THOSE ANTENNAE? [:o]

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« Reply #29 on: 28/02/2009 23:28:36 »
Giraffes have got knobbly things on their heads.

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« Reply #30 on: 28/02/2009 23:29:58 »
Okay, but in the diagram they look very much like antennae!

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« Reply #31 on: 28/02/2009 23:31:56 »
Yeah, I suppose they do a bit
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« Reply #32 on: 01/03/2009 07:32:11 »
Giraffes were once known as cameleopards. Here's why:



Is there not still a constellation called Cameleopard?

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« Reply #33 on: 01/03/2009 07:44:20 »
Camelopardalis.

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« Reply #34 on: 01/03/2009 13:00:58 »


Why does that remind me of the Kenny Everett Rod Stewart sketch?
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« Reply #35 on: 01/03/2009 20:11:44 »
I have a nasty feeling that is a giraffe were to try to use its long neck as a snorkel it would run into problems. The water pressure would be pretty large and I'm not sure the poor creature would be able to breathe in.
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« Reply #36 on: 01/03/2009 20:29:44 »
Actually, I'm not sure if they've finally figured out how their hearts are able to pump enough blood up to their heads yet.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!