Video: Giraffe herd practising osteophagy

In reality though this is an ordinary case of osteophagy (bone eating) which is a common occurrence with many herbivores.

The bones are chewed as a way of supplementing the diet with calcium and magnesium which are lacking in their normal leaf based fare.

Filmed at Idube Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

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