Comments on: How do you get a baby giraffe to drink? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Daniel Njaga http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-336854 Sun, 09 Nov 2008 10:19:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11245#comment-336854 I find that very strange and naturally unnatural since a baby mammal instinctively sucks the mother immediately after birth without any training or persuasion. Feed the calve with formula but just know the creature must be having an inate abnormality and i wouldnt be surprised if it dies sooner than later.
Best wishes and keep us posted

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By: kami http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-336853 Sun, 09 Nov 2008 05:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11245#comment-336853 breastfeeding in humans isn’t always the easy thing people want it to be. Sometimes the babies tongue can’t reach under the nipple to suck properly. sometimes the latching on is difficult. sometimes the baby needs a quiet environment to relax enough to feed. there are myriad reasons. some physical, some emotional. but human intervention would make the calf more skittish about it probably. I would just bottle feed it.

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By: Brent http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-336822 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:30:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11245#comment-336822 Sounds like they don’t know why the baby isn’t feeding. I think there’s some other reason than lack of interest. Perhaps digestive problems as the farmer suggested. Figure out the problem, then they’ll know if anything can be done. It may be something very easy. Meanwhile, might want to milk the mother, or she may stop producing. At least, I’ve heard that’s how it works with dairy cows. They must be milked every day, or they’re ruined.

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-336821 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11245#comment-336821 Many zoos bottle feed babies. I say let the zookeepers earn their pay. They brought this animal into the world they are responsible for it.

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By: Boniface http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/11/04/how-do-you-get-a-baby-giraffe-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-336814 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:17:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11245#comment-336814 I think the baby giraffe should be exposed and left in a field where other baby giraffes are suckling on their mothers.If it has eyes it will see and learn by observation.Offcourse it’s not a human being but I hope it would eventually learn.Just give it a try.There’s nothing to lose.

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