Asked by: Khurshid Wunderle
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

Are giraffes good mothers?

Guarding. Giraffes most commonly protect their young by guarding them very closely. During the first few weeks of its life, a baby giraffe--known as a calf--is extremely vulnerable; it cannot defend itself against potential predators at all. Therefore, mother giraffes keep their calves very close to them at all times.

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Then, which animal mother is most protective?

5 remarkable animal moms

  1. Orangutan. The bond between an orangutan mother and her young is one of the strongest in nature.
  2. Polar Bear. Attentive polar bear mothers usually give birth to twin cubs that stick by her for about two years to learn the necessary survival skills in the cold climate.
  3. African Elephant.
  4. Cheetah.
  5. Emperor Penguin.

Subsequently, question is, do Mother giraffes kick their babies? The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch the baby giraffe. And then something incredible happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down on the ground. As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again.

Keeping this in view, how long do giraffes stay with their mothers?

9 to 12 months

Do giraffe families stay together?

Giraffe Social Structure. Giraffes are social animals that live in unstable herds of 10 to 20 individuals, although they can be up to 50 members. However, they do not have strong social ties like other animal species, except the mothers with their offspring, since each member of the herd can leave the group at will.

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