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Animals March Madness, Round One: Giraffes Vs. Elephants

The kings and queens of African cute face off in a battle for the ages. See the full bracket here and keep track of all the matchups here!

Exhibit A: The double-tuft of hair on a giraffe's head.

Exhibit A: Elephants have an adorably fuzzy cluster of fur atop their round elephant heads. Sure, it's only *one* cluster. But it's pretty great.

For example, look at this delightfully fluffy baby elephant be all clumsy and cute.

The fuzziness of his furry elephant head is almost unbearable.

Exhibit B: Giraffes have super-cute long necks!

Baby giraffes are extra-cute because of their long necks. So awkward, so cute!

Exhibit B: THIS is how elephants hold hands! Well, not hands exactly. Trunks. But look at how friendly and loving they are.

Exhibit C: Giraffes are really cute when they're scared.

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For example...

Exhibit C: This elephant frolicking on the beach. He is a perfect example of how elephants enjoy good, clean fun in the water.

These guys, on the other hand, are a perfect example of how giraffes are drunk and disorderly and irresponsible.

Exhibit D: Every Giraffe's "Judging You" Face.

Exhibit D: Elephants are charmingly gentle giants, and they want to be friends with everybody and everything. For example, look at this baby elephant befriend a group of little ducklings.

Look how badly this elephant wants to befriend this sheep.

Look how eager these elephants are to touch this hunk's butt.

And most importantly, look at this baby elephant give this man a hug. LOOK AT IT. LOOK. AT. IT.

Exhibit E: The way giraffe parents bend down to lick their babies' heads.

Aww.

Is there a cuter mother/child pairing in the animal kingdom? I think not.

Exhibit E: Elephants are basically always happy, and their huge floppy ears make their lovable smiles all the better.

Exhibit F: A giraffe's very endearing "derp" face.

They also like to show off this face while expertly executing photobombs.

Exhibit F: Despite their hefty stature, elephants LOVE playing soccer. Just imagine a team of plump elephants chasing a soccer ball around a field. JUST IMAGINE. Or better yet, look at these chunky chaps play ball:

In conclusion, giraffes are TOO FABULOUS.

And they are hungry for your votes.

So you must vote for them!

In conclusion, elephants are wild and cute and amazing.

And sometimes super-shy...

So they need you to show them love!