Menagerie Wildlife - Photography by Donald Pash
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Giraffe Having Lunch

I captured this Giraffe munching on a twig at the San Diego Zoo. Giraffes are ruminants and have a stomach with four compartments that digest​ the leaves they eat. When giraffes aren't eating, they're chewing their cud. After giraffes swallow the leaves the first time, a ball of leaves travels all the way back up the throat into the mouth for more grinding.

GiraffSan Diego Zoo