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Published: September 12, 2009
A young Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) from East Africa, captured at the Copenhagen Zoo.



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NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
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F/5.0
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2009, 12:13:53 PM
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pablo-klik|Hobbyist Photographer
ECCELLENTE LABORO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you :)
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jules-101|Hobbyist Photographer
What a beauty! I love giraffes. They are such wonderful, gentle creatures. Also, hard to miss! :rose: :heart:
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Arayashikinoshaka|Hobbyist Photographer
A giraffe, like the dead Marius...
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Yes, Marius was a sad case and now the zoo has also killed 4 lions, including 2 cubs. However, there's a reasonable explanation for this, besides animals also get killed in the wild.
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Arayashikinoshaka|Hobbyist Photographer
But a zoo isn't a natural structure, with natural behavior. People make money on these. It's not euthanasie, it's murder. And it's sad and horrible...
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It's a very sensitive case, because we all love animals and want them to be treated as good as possible. But nevertheless, we kill thousands of animals every day just to get meat on the table. In this case it was a matter of inbreeding and the zoo needed to get a new male lion for the two young females. They tried to find another zoo for the two old ones, but that was not possible, and the two cubs would have been killed anyway by the new male if they had stayed. Yes, it's sad, but I think the zoo acted responsible nevertheless. Most other zoos do the same, but you just don't read about it in the papers.
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AnaSemSombra| Traditional Artist
:wave:

Hi Keld Bach!
May I draw this one? =D
(and credit you of course!)
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Sure, you're most welcome. Looking forward to see the result ;)
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Kelly63| Photographer
Really nice Keld, looks like he's thinking of home. :tears:
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Thanks, Kelly :)
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