Man headbutted by giraffe

Pretoria - A man was in a serious condition on Tuesday morning after he was headbutted by an adult giraffe outside Hammanskraal in Pretoria, paramedics said.

"Apparently the man had been trying to draw blood from the animal when it headbutted and pushed him up against the fence post," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

The incident happened at a wildlife quarantine facility.

Wicks said the man, 32, sustained serious spinal injuries and was airlifted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

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