A Long Drop

Talk about a long drop! That is exactly what a giraffe produces, small little round balls of dung which have about a six foot fall to the ground.

It is this drop in height that actually defines giraffe poo from other herbivores such as kudu or nyala. In fact, giraffe and kudu droppings are incredibly similar in both size and shape but kudu dung is usually found compacted together giraffe poo is scattered in a large area due to the height from which it falls.

The other tell tale sign on a giraffe dung is the indentation on one side of the individual ball. This is formed as the wet dropping hits the ground from such a height, forming a depression. The colour is brown which is typical of animals that feed off trees rather than grass feeders where the dung tends to be blacker.

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