Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe 


These giraffes prove their long necks are not just to reach high branches.


Amateur photographers Matthew McCreesh and Catherine van Eyk took the footage in December at the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Teacher and geologist Matthew, 27, and Catherine , also 27, who are founders of Raw Wild , filmed the giraffes for about 15 minutes.

Matthew from Johannesburg said: “We’re obsessed with wildlife, we have seen something similar but not for so long and as intense.

“We were not sure if the Giraffe’s were fighting with each other or only “play-fighting”, we then thought that it may be an older male teaching a younger how to do necking for when it needs to fight for a female.

“Many thought it was very interesting because they had never seen anything like this before.

“They were not very rough but because they had been going on like this for so long that they got very tired.”