An undercarriage view of a giraffe as it walks over. A giraffe has only two gaits: walking and galloping. The animal relies on the forward and backward motions of its head and neck to maintain balance and counter momentum while galloping. Giraffes and a few other animals such as brown bears and camels move both legs on one side and then both legs on the other side. In some cases, the hind leg starts first so there is a slight lag. This is known as ‘pacing’ and it is the first gait observed in the young.
Filmed in 5K 360.
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