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Watch the insane neck fighting in this vicious giraffe duel

Giraffe fight! Discovery caught a rare instance of these usually gentle creatures duking it out for territory on camera. Once we get past the Spaghetti Western music, these two start whipping their heads at each other in a truly wild martial arts battle.

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Since this is a teaser for Discovery's upcoming documentary series Africa—premiering on January 8th—it cuts out right as things start to get violent. It looks like we'll have to wait to find out which giraffe won the day.

[via Buzzfeed]

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SeaAnemone
Sea Anemone

Fun facts! Giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as other mammals, which I believe is 7. Their vertebrae are just a lot longer than other animals.

The male giraffe determines whether the female giraffe is ovulating by tasting her pee. He sniffs around her butt, and she lets loose with a stream. I have witnessed this, and it is awe inspiring!