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Affectionate animals at Kariega

Jone Haesslich
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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. 

Thank you Carlo for sharing with us. If there are any Kariega moments and memories you would like to share with us, please find us on Facebook or email to

Elephant Embrace in the Eastern Cape bush

Carlo Geminiani Kariega Game Reserve Elephant Kisses

Giraffe Hugs at Kariega Game Reserve

Carlo Geminiani Kariega Game Reserve Giraffe Kisses