Every single category within the animal kingdom features species who regularly exhibit homosexual behavior: vertebrates and invertebrates; amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles; even insects!
Don’t let giraffes fool you. They might look weird and wonderful enough to put in a list of the 10 cutest animals, with their absurdly long necks and tennis ball eyes, but giraffes are darker and more dangerous than you know. We’ve written before about the awesome power of a giraffe kick, but did you know they could also use those long necks as clubs, smashing at enemies and each other with the hard, knobbly ossicones atop their heads? At moments like these, look more like something from “Jurassic Park” than “The Lion King”.
Have you ever had a nightmare where you’re being chased by a monster, and woken up abruptly with your eyes wide, your lungs heaving and your heart racing? If so, you’ll fully understand how our bodies react to danger. Now imagine that you woke up outside, without any doors or walls to keep you safe, and there really was a monster – in fact, several of them – all around you in the dark. And they were there every night. Would you ever go to sleep again?
Of all the big beasts of the animal kingdom, giraffes are widely considered one of the more adorable, and often feature in compilations of the cutest animals alive. Yes, they might be the tallest mammal in the world, but with their comically long necks, cartoonishly huge eyes and clownish faces they seem both hilarious and harmless. But don’t be deceived. A threatened giraffe can be one of the deadliest creatures alive, and it all comes down to one terrifying secret weapon – their kick.