| The main predator of the giraffe is
the lion. Half of their calves are killed by lions each year.
However once the giraffes are adults they are rarely killed because of their
height and strength. If the kick is powerful enough, an adult can kill
a lion with one kick. They are also not likely to be attacked because
when in herds predators are usually spotted quickly, and the entire herd
will just watch the lion for awhile. When lions know they are being
watched they will not attack.
|| Other predators include crocodiles
which can attack giraffes while they are drinking from a watering hole, or
river. The crocodile will
grab the neck of a giraffe and pull it into the water. This is rare
with adults because of their large size, but many calves are killed by