Giraffe grandmothers are high-value family members, say scientists

Giraffe grandmothers are high-value family members, say scientists

As with elephants and orcas, worldly wisdom and childcare brings group-survival perks, research suggests

Pillars of family life, the community and often the workplace, grandmothers are a crucial component of human society – now researchers say they may also play an important role among giraffes.

Experts conducting a review of giraffe social behaviour say female giraffes live for about eight years after they can no longer reproduce – up to about 30% of their lives.

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