These two precious images were captured and shared by Kariega guest, Carlo Geminiani. While elephants are well known for their affectionate embraces, giraffes are not often seen touching one another. Instead, their primary form of communication is through very low frequency sounds - too low, in fact, for the human ear to detect. When giraffes are seen touching, it is usually a mother that reaches out to her calf in an encouraging way, showing them a food source or possible danger.
Elephant Embrace in the Eastern Cape bush
Giraffe Hugs at Kariega Game Reserve