Entry Title: "Necking"
Name: Nicolas Lotsos , Greece
Category and Expertise: Wildlife, Professional
Entry Description: Male giraffes use their necks as weapons in combat, a behavior
known as "necking". Necking is used to establish dominance
and males that win necking bouts have greater reproductive
success.The contestants will try to dodge each other's blows
and then get ready to counter. The power of a blow depends on
the weight of the skull and the arc of the swing. A necking duel
can last more than half an hour, depending on how well
matched the combatants are. Although most fights do not lead to serious injury, there have been records of broken jaws, broken necks, and even deaths.