interesting facts about Giraffe


interesting facts about Giraffe:

Giraffe facts

  • A female "Giraffe" gives birth while standing up . The calf drops approximately 6 feet to the ground  but it is not hurt from the fall

  • Giraffe have bluish purple tongue which is tough and covered by hair which help them with eating the thorny Acacia Trees 

  • The distinctive spot that cover a Giraffe's fur act as a good camouflage to protect the Giraffe from the predators .

  • When the Giraffe stands in front of trees and bushes the light and dark coloring of its fur blends in with the shadows and sunlight

  • It is possible to identify the sex of a giraffe by their horns . Female Giraffe has smaller horn and covered with hair at the top but male Giraffe may have 3 additional horns

  • Giraffe are ruminants . This means that they have more than one stomach. In fact, Giraffe have 4 stomach

  • Drinking is one of the most dangerous times for a Giraffe . While it is getting a drink it cannot keep a look out for predators and is vulnerable to attack.

  • Giraffe are the tallest land animals on earth thanks in part to their distinctive necks which alone can reach almost 2 meters in height .

  • A male Giraffe can weigh as much as a pick up truck That's about 1400 kilograms

  • Although a Giraffe's neck is 1.5-1.8 meters it contains the same number of vertebrae at a human neck

  • A Giraffe habitat  is usually found in Africa's grassland and open areas

  • Their hair that makes up a Giraffe tail is about 10 times thicker than the average human hair

  • Male Giraffe sometimes fight with their necks over female Giraffe . This is called necking side and one Giraffe swings his head and neck hitting his head against the other Giraffe . Sometimes one Giraffe is hit to the ground during a combat

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