Snorts, Grunts, Hisses: The “Aggressive” Giraffe Noises

Male giraffes appear to be the champions of the group, as they are often seen battling one another. Although there are territorial conflicts and disputes among males, the most common cause of male-to-male conflicts and confrontations is over dominance in mating concerns.

Giraffe fighting sounds are loud snorts and moans, with grunts thrown in, (using a “danger” sound), to intimidate the other male.

The following video depicts aggressive male behavior that leads to one of the males losing. The giraffes in this clip are seen “swinging” their heads at each other.