Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giraffe Horns


The horns on a giraffe's head are called "ossicones".

A female giraffe's ossicones have fuzzy black hair, and a male's are usually bald.

giraffe ossicones
(From: Wikipedia - Giraffe)

The males will use their ossicones when fighting (or "necking") with other giraffes.

giraffes necking
(From: Wikipedia - Giraffe)