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Video: Teenager Aims to Revive 'Lost Art' of Giraffe Riding - Telegraph

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- 2098 days ago -
"Mara, a three-month-old giraffe, was raised by hand by South African Shandor Larenty after she was rejected at birth by her mother. Now Mr Larenty is slowly getting the animal used to carrying him in a bid to rediscover a long-lost family tradition..."

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 1:13 am
Odd form of transportation. I hope the animal isn't bothered by it.

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:16 am

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:16 am

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 7:13 am
I believe that this should remain a "lost art".

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 8:38 am

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 10:49 am
I am in agreement with Ginger. This isn't what the giraffe was designed for, article said it was a circus his relative was in. Not exactly used like a camel for transportation.

Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:47 pm
Sorry to hear this, I hope he does not go ahead with this, let it be a lost art.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:12 pm
Totally agreeing with Heidi H. + Dandelion G. + Joan Mcallister

Thank You for telling this, Kevin.

Kevin A (64)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:38 pm
I personally don't see any point in riding the giraffe. The only feasible purpose would be to entertain people at the expense of the Giraffe. Often I find myself sharing news i am not pleased with. If we only shared the news we liked there would be very little activity here. Good or unpleasant, I will try to get these less noticed news-bits where they can be seen.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:16 am
Noted - shame, I don't think Giraffe's were meant to be ridden, its cruel.

paula eaton (30)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:04 am
Walk or take a bike. Giraffes (or any animal) is not given a choice in the matter.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:14 am
Exactly Paula. Walk or take a bike! Leave the giraffes alone!

Veronique L (209)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:28 am
I agree with Paula, Natalie etc...there's no point in riding a giraffe!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:22 pm
This is wrong!
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