The White Giraffe: Book 1 (The White Giraffe Series)
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Although it could be argued that car-dominated Gauteng could do with a new, world-class modern transport system, given that millions commute by informal taxis that are often overcrowded and dangerous, the Gautrain has failed to be an effective alternative.
The story was inspired by the author's childhood in Zimbabwe, where she had a pet giraffe, as well as numerous dogs, horses and warthogs. They are not territorial, but do have a range of land they consider home, but they have been known to leave their home in search of food. Positive Attributes Whole books can, and indeed have, been written about the state of Eskom, the country’s nationalised energy provider, and how it got into this situation, with the finger being pointed at the scandal involving the Gupta family that took hold during Jacob Zuma’s presidency of the country from 2009 to 2018.She is very inquisitive,” David Bright, the zoo’s director, tells Insider’s Fern McErlane and Grace Eliza Goodwin. “She stays very tight with her mom, doesn’t wander off too far, but she’s very curious what’s going on around her. She has a very positive personality when it comes to giraffes.” In nature, with no interference from man, a male giraffe (called a bull) will live approximately twenty five years, while a female (called a cow) usually lives a little longer. Martine is eleven when she is sent to live on a game reserve in Africa, a place where mysteries and secrets abound, a place where the intoxicating magic of the savannah casts all sorts of spells.
The female giraffe, as well as her group, shoulders the responsibility of caring for the young. For instance, in the female giraffe community, while the others leave in search of food or water, one female takes responsibility for watching the young, like a babysitter. Water is another matter. Because a giraffe can get its moisture from the plants and dew condensed on those plants, it can go for two to three days before it needs to actually drink water.
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The female giraffe born without its characteristic spots instead boasts a solid brown coat, a phenomenon that hasn’t been observed in any giraffe for more than 50 years. She was born last month at Brights Zoo, a family-owned facility in Limestone, Tennessee. A spotless giraffe was last reported at a Tokyo zoo in 1972. They experience human-like grief at the death of a calf. They will stand by the dead calf, nudging it or running around it, or they may return to it for a period of time. LOOK: A baby giraffe was born without any spots and is believed to be the only living one of her kind.