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                                                 Giraffe Facts

Giraffe is the tallest land animal. This herbivore mammal can be characterized by its long neck, long legs and a spotted pattern. Even a new-born baby will be taller than a human being. Scientific name of giraffe is ‘Giraffe Camelopardalis’ which means ‘the one who walks quickly’. Once people believed that giraffe is a cross between camel and leopard.

Fast Facts: –

  • The mostly live in savannah areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
  • Similar to human finger prints, no two giraffes have the same spotting pattern.
  • Giraffes spend about 70% of their lives standing up. They can sleep and give birth to their babies standing up.
  • Baby giraffes can stand up within 30 minutes of their birth.
  • Their sleeping requirement is very less. They need sleep of around 2 hours.
  • They drink water once every couple of days.
  • Giraffes spend most of their time eating because they require more than 75 pound of food in a day.
  • Acacia is the favourite food for giraffes.
  • Giraffes are extremely social animals. They live in groups and rarely fight. A group of giraffes is called Tower.
  • Their tongues can reach up to 45 cm in length.
  • They have horns called Ossicones, covered by hairs. Male giraffes use them for fighting.
  • Over short distances, they can reach up to a speed of 55kmph.
  • Female giraffes have a gestation period which lasts about 15 months.
 

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