Male giraffe chewing on a bone

Male giraffe chewing on a bone

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Caption: Male giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) chewing on a bone in order to obtain minerals from it. This process is known as osteophagia and indicates a nutritional deficiency of phosphorous. Photographed in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

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