Giraffes: Lunch with friends and babysitting

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Contrary to what we thought until now, giraffes have a strong family and social behavior. Giraffes looked “like teenagers hanging out” said Zoe Muller, a wildlife biologist. Experts have recently paid special attention to these peaceful animals. Female giraffes are now known to enjoy yearslong bonds. They have lunch buddies, stand guard over dead calves and stay close with their mothers and grandmothers. Females even form shared day care-like arrangements, called crèches, in which they take turns babysitting and feeding each others young.