Animals

By Hayley Pugh


This giraffe was clearly determined to get the girl, after putting his love rival into a HEADLOCK.

Pic by Stefan Meyers/ARDEA/Caters News

As these funny pictures show, the adamant bull didn’t let the length of his opponents neck get in the way, as he wrapped a long leg around it and quickly stopped the giraffe in its tracks.

Pic by Stefan Meyers/ARDEA/Caters News

The strange manoeuvre was caught on camera by photographer, Stefan Meyers, from Germany.

Pic by Stefan Meyers/ARDEA/Caters News

Stefan was at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya when he spotted the fight between the two reticulated giraffes – an endangered species.

Pic by Stefan Meyers/ARDEA/Caters News

He said: “Two bulls were fighting in mating season in order to be the boss of the group.

Pic by Stefan Meyers/ARDEA/Caters News

“Usually they hit their head to each others neck and body but these pictures show a kind of strange headlock for a few moments.

“The fight lasted about 20 minutes in total.”