Palmer has no clue why yellow-billed oxpeckers like giraffes’

Roosting oxpeckers seemed to have a particular fondnessfor giraffes' groins

Roosting oxpeckers seemed to have a particular fondnessfor giraffes’ groins.(Snapshot Serengeti and the Serengeti Lion Project)

nether regions so much, but she thinks it’s because the places are warm and safe, protected from predators and high enough to be out of the way of foliage.