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- 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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