Similar to humans, giraffes prefer to look for food and eat together with a friend
Giraffes prefer the company of friends - science news headlines

The social behavior of giraffes is complex and, in some aspects, similar to ours. According to a new study, giraffes prefer the company of their friends, a preferred individual from the group, when searching for food and eating.

The researchers identified giraffes using photos and observed them in a wide variety of habitats and situations. After two years, they discovered that a given giraffe prefers to eat with a certain individual, a “friend”.

This behavior offers several benefits. A friend is more reliable at alarming you about a dangerous situation. Moreover, when the eating behavior is compatible it is easier for friends to cooperate when searching for food.

Read the full story: University of Bristol
Scientific publication: Animal Behaviour