During a recent visit to Serengeti National Park, we happened upon this huge male lion who had apparently killed this sub-adult giraffe. This is a rare occurrence in Tarangire, but lions in Ruaha have learned to effectively hunt adult giraffe and lions take giraffe regularly there. Giraffe calves only have about a 50% chance of surviving their first year due to predation by lions, hyenas and leopards, but adult survival is typically 90% as they are usually too large for non-human predators.
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