So When a Giraffe Makes a Raucous Cough, What Does That Mean?

Love is in the air, and so are raucous coughs emanating from a six-foot throat.

Giraffes use thunderous coughs to court their female suitors. The more raucous and insistent the cough, the greater the desire. Of course, the bigger a male is, the larger his throat is, and the deeper and more powerful his resonating coughs.

To female giraffes, those coughs are a real turn-on. It may not seem like “whispering sweet nothings” to us, but for them, it’s a major aphrodisiac.

MAle and female giraffe courting sounds

MAle and female giraffe courting sounds

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