048. ‘DRINKING TIME’. Giraffe. Kafunta Lodge Area, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
When a giraffe stoops to take a drink, it must spread its front legs and lower its head to the water’s surface. How a giraffe, the tallest animal on earth, manages to propel the water up its long neck to reach its stomach, has been a mystery. But it seems to employ a pump like mechanism.