That’s highly unusual! Gurning giraffe with bizarre wonky face survives in the wild
By Kristiana Hall
A giraffewith a bizarre wonky face that makes it looks like its gurning is surviving in the wild – despite a few strange looks from tourists.
The giraffe, pictured in Kruger National Park, South Africa, has a deformed snout, giving it a permanent droopy mouth and bemused expression.
The unusual appearance could be the result of it falling from a great height after being born, as many baby giraffes are injured during birth.
But despite a shaky start in life the giraffeappears to be thriving in the wild and was photographed by Rodney Nombekana during a trip to the park.
The 42-year-old safari guide said: “The feeling I got when I captured this image was a feeling of being overwhelmed at how nature can adapt even with such deformity.
“This giraffelooked perfectly healthy and we watched it eat without any problems.
“This is the third giraffethat I have seen with this kind of deformity in the wild. It seems it is not an isolated incident.
“I am still in the process of finding out what causes it but unfortunately haven’t had any luck.”