The first animal I saw on Safari was a giraffe. Our guide said “look giraffes” and I being a naive person looked straight through the windshield and told our guide I didn’t see it. He smiled and told me to look to my left where 2 beautiful giraffes were standing about 20 feet away. It was love at first sight and giraffe have been one of my favorites.
It is rare to see them reclining as I caught them in this photo. This is how giraffe’s rest and sleep as they cannot lie down. If they did they would die as their heart cannot pump the blood hard enough to reach the brain if they lay down. So if you see a giraffe like this be very quiet – he/she may be catching some zzz’s!