A tower of giraffe chase a leopard

A video taken by tracker Eric on the 12th of February 2016 of a journey of giraffes inquisitively following a young leopardess we call the Van Wyk mafazi. Giraffes are well known for approaching or even following predators as eyesight plays such a major part in their quest for survival. It is always better knowing where the danger is as it usually is the predators you do not see that end up killing you. Leopards bear no threat to adult giraffes, but lions do and there is a fine line between being inquisitive and ending up as a meal. A safe flight distance must always be maintained and by keeping this gap their surprising high speed of 60 km/h should be able to keep them out of harm’s way.

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