• Well known for their long necks, world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can grow to around 5.5m.
  • Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern.
  • Giraffes eat a lot. They can eat hundreds of pounds of leaves per week.
  • They use their 6-8 feet long neck and 18-20 inch long tongue to pull leaves from tall trees.
  • Giraffes don’t drink much water. They get most of their water from their leafy meals, and only need to drink once every few days.
  • Giraffes only sleep around 20 minutes or less per day, according to PBS Nature. Staying awake most of the time allows them to be constantly on alert for predators.
  • A newborn giraffe is six feet tall. An adult giraffe can be 16 feet tall.
  • A giraffe’s tongue is dark blue and may be up to 20 inches long.
  • Giraffe tongue is so long that they could lick every part of their face, including their ears.
  • They normally found in African savannas, grasslands or open woodlands. They travel together and protect one another from predators.

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