the miracle of baby giraffes

giraffes mating

seeing pictures like this one, i can’t help but marvel at the fact that giraffes have been successfully procreating for the last 30 million years.

just wondering: does the mother lie down to give birth, or is the young giraffe’s birthday also the day of its first concussion?

actually, the continued existence of tortoises is pretty miraculous, too:

tortoises mating

(pics from here and here)

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