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SA giraffe bizarrely employs judo techniques during fight for a mate [watch]

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Oct 30, 2021

One South African giraffe has proven that he is not to be messed with after he used judo moves to help him in a battle with a fellow giraffe. At one point in the outrageous clip that has been circulating online, he manages to floor his opponent using a martial arts-style throw.

Judo giraffe amazes with his top-notch fighting skills

Many people have been left truly amazed after a clip of two South African giraffes battling it out was shared online. While an animal fight is nothing to be entertained by, many could not help but notice how skilled one of the animals was.

In the clip, the young giraffe employs what looks a lot like martial arts skills while trying to bring his opponent down. In fact, at one point, he pulled its older rival’s leg out from underneath it causing it to crash down hard to the ground.

The two giraffes which were filmed at Kariega Game Reserve by 31-year-old tour guide Wayne Howarth were fighting over a female and let’s just say, the judo giraffe was not planning on walking away empty-handed.

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After he managed to get his rival down, the young giraffe then proceeded to put its hoof on the fallen giraffe’s body – something Daily Mail reports appears to be a show of dominance.

The other animal suffered no real danger except for a blow to its ego as he walked away from the battle both defeated and without a female to mate with.

Meanwhile, Wayne had this to say:

“I was amazed at the power of the two animals. It really got my adrenaline going being so near to them on foot. I’ve been a guide in Kariega for 11 years and I have never had such a sighting like this.

“I have seen giraffes fighting but never seen a knockdown.”

After spotting the clip, many online users hilariously joked that the giraffe should consider joining the UFC.

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