Giraffes, new research
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From the University of Bristol in England:
Giraffes surprise biologists yet again
May 18, 2018
New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology.
It is commonly accepted that group sizes of animals increase when there is a risk of predation, since larger group sizes reduce the risk of individuals being killed, and there are ‘many eyes’ to spot any potential predation risk.
Now, in the first study of its kind, Bristol PhD student Zoe Muller from the School of Biological Sciences has found that this is not true for giraffes, and that the size of giraffe groups is not influenced by the presence of predators.
Zoe Muller said: “This is surprising, and highlights how little we know about even the most basic aspects of giraffe behaviour.”
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