Giraffe

Giraffe
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  Giraffe

 
Status
  Least Concern
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sat Oct 31 21:02:50 2015
Image Credit
  Dominic Harness / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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Giraffe Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Giraffes can clean their ears with their tongues.
  • Giraffes have no vocal chords.
  • The Giraffe is the tallest living animal.
  • A Giraffe's front legs are longer than it's back legs.
  • A Giraffe can kill a lion with one kick.
  • Giraffe's form herds of up to 25 animals in the wild.
  • The Giraffe is native to dry African savannas.
  • Male Giraffes are about 17 feet tall, which is about 3 feet taller than females.
  • Giraffes have 2-4 horns, which are called ossicones.
  • A newborn Giraffe stands about 6.5 feet tall.
  • Giraffes will fight with each other with some fights lasting an entire day.
  • Giraffes favorite meal is acacia leaves.
  • The Giraffe's height helps it spot danger from far away.
  • Giraffes can run at speeds of up to 35 mph.
  • Giraffes have excellent eye sight.
  • Giraffes usually sleep standing up because it takes them too long to get up if a predator approaches.
  • Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of all known animals. This is needed to pump blood up the long neck.
  • Giraffes have large hearts (that weigh up to 24 pounds) to pump their blood all the way up their neck.
  • A Young Giraffe can grow half an inch in one hour.
  • Both male and female Giraffes have horns. Baby Giraffes are born with horns.
  • Giraffes have seven bones in their neck, the same number of bones human necks have.
  • Giraffes have tongues that are up to 18 inches long, which is the longest tongue of all land animals.
  • The Giraffe is one of the heaviest land animals.
  • A Giraffe's heart can beat up to 170 times a minute (twice as fast as a human).

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