Of course, giraffes aren’t just majestic oddities of nature to be admired from a distance. They can also be lunch!
What had killed this giraffe is anyone’s guess. This was the scene when we first happened across it in the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Our guide suggested it had been dead for only a few hours (judging by how much of it was there), and indeed when we came by later the following day there was not much left at all.
While to some this may seem sad, I view it more as nature’s recycling. In it’s death it’s providing sustenance to the host of creatures devouring it.
There was a pack of hyenas here at this time and none of them showed the slightest concern at our presence just a few meters away – not that we got out of our truck, of course!