Giraffe Animal Facts

Giraffe Animals are the beauty of the universe lets know about them an interesting and amazing facts. Also know about types, kindes, livings and eatings.

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  • Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
  • A group of giraffes is called a tower.
  • No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
  • Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.
  • Giraffes make no sound. Not because they can't, but they choose not to.
  • A giraffe's neck can measure up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long
  • Giraffes only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.
  • Giraffes' tongues grow up to 21 inches (53 cm) in length.
  • A giraffe's spots are like human fingerprints: no two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
  • Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.
  • The giraffe's feet are the size of a dinner plate, 12 inches (30.5cm) across.
  • A giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground, so it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground and drink water.
  • One of the only vertebrate species that can't yawn is the giraffe.
  • Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.
  • A Giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet (1.81 m).
  • 50% of giraffe calves do not survive their first 6 months due to predation from hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
  • Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
  • Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male's Mouth.
  • In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 m (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes.
  • Giraffes are kosher for eating, according to Judaism.
  • Up until 2008, the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
  • Male giraffes determine if a female is fertile by tasting their urine.