By Charles
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Predators and Prey
3. Food Chain
4. Body
1. Legs
2. Necks
3. Horns
5. Behaviors
6. Sp...
Introduction
Giraffes are the tallest mammal to ever roam
the earth and they still are now. Giraffes are
herbivores who mo...
Predator and Prey
Giraffes are herbivores which shows they don’t
have prey but they do eat plants, most of the
time, Giraf...
Giraffe Food Chain
SUN
Plants, Trees, Fruit
Giraffes
Lions
Body
The body of a Giraffe is very strong and lean so
they could get their food and get away from
predators like a lion or...
1.Legs
Giraffe legs are powerful limbs, with one blow,
it could break a lions cranium or spine. A
Giraffes front legs are ...
2.Necks
A Giraffe’s neck is very long and lean and
believe it or not, they have the same number of
neck bones as a human h...
3.Horns
The Giraffe uses its horns to ram fruits of trees
sometimes and these horns is mostly for telling
apart sex of eac...
Behaviors
Lots of males neck and fight each other over
females and this could end up really fatal
because of the great pow...
Reproduction
When a calf is born, it is born alive unlike some
other animals that are born in eggs (fish
mostly). Within a...
Species
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Species: ...
Weight, Height, and Life
Span
A male Giraffe is about 1200 lbs and a female is
about 85o lbs. Giraffes are mostly 14 ft to...
Communication
Giraffes communicate by mostly necking but
sometimes with body odor to attract or distract
from other Giraff...
Biliography
www.wikipedia.org
www.google.ca
www.ask.com
www.youtube.com (For Videos of Giraffes)
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It is about Giraffes, the great animals that roam the African grasslands.

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  1. 1. By Charles
  2. 2. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Predators and Prey 3. Food Chain 4. Body 1. Legs 2. Necks 3. Horns 5. Behaviors 6. Species 7. Weight, Height, and Life span 8. Reproduction 9. Communication
  3. 3. Introduction Giraffes are the tallest mammal to ever roam the earth and they still are now. Giraffes are herbivores who mostly eat the trees in plains in Africa. They are peaceful creatures who roam the fields all day long escaping from predators or just running around enjoying life. They have been gifts from kings to other kings for hundred years because of their great height and beauty.
  4. 4. Predator and Prey Giraffes are herbivores which shows they don’t have prey but they do eat plants, most of the time, Giraffes eat the leaves of the tree called the Acacia. This tree has lots of sharp thorns which will cut most animals’ tongues but the Giraffes have long and thick tongues that make it hard to get pierced. The Giraffes only predator is the African Plain Lion which rarely ever attack a grown Giraffes because of the risk of injury.
  5. 5. Giraffe Food Chain SUN Plants, Trees, Fruit Giraffes Lions
  6. 6. Body The body of a Giraffe is very strong and lean so they could get their food and get away from predators like a lion or a poacher. The most unique thing about giraffes that get them noticed are their necks. The long necks are so strong they could knock a Lion down.
  7. 7. 1.Legs Giraffe legs are powerful limbs, with one blow, it could break a lions cranium or spine. A Giraffes front legs are about 10% longer than the hind legs which allows them to run (gallop) for a longer distance. The toes of a Giraffe are even. Giraffes can gallop up to 60 km an hour because of their powerful legs.
  8. 8. 2.Necks A Giraffe’s neck is very long and lean and believe it or not, they have the same number of neck bones as a human has. Males use these necks in necking contests to win the female in which they will mate. They also use these long necks to reach the good tasting leaves at the top of trees. The necks also have some chemicals on its fur to give off some sexual attractions to females in the area.
  9. 9. 3.Horns The Giraffe uses its horns to ram fruits of trees sometimes and these horns is mostly for telling apart sex of each Giraffes by Giraffes. Female Giraffes have smaller horns and don’t have a calcium deposit like males. Males have larger horns and there males usually develop calcium deposits as they are older for an unknown Reason.
  10. 10. Behaviors Lots of males neck and fight each other over females and this could end up really fatal because of the great powerful kicks that they give each other can break each others legs. This would result in Giraffes being not able to move and getting eaten by predators like Lions.
  11. 11. Reproduction When a calf is born, it is born alive unlike some other animals that are born in eggs (fish mostly). Within a few hours, the calf that was born could run around and play but for the first 2-3 weeks, calf stay close to their mothers so they don’t get eaten. Pregnancy for a Giraffe is about 400 days, so more than a year. Unfortunately, only 25% to 50% of the calves make it to adulthood.
  12. 12. Species Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Giraffidae Genus: Giraffa Species: G.camelopardalis
  13. 13. Weight, Height, and Life Span A male Giraffe is about 1200 lbs and a female is about 85o lbs. Giraffes are mostly 14 ft to 17 ft tall but the tallest recording ever was 20 ft. Normally , a Giraffe would live for 20 to 25 years but if it was held captive, it would live to about 28 years.
  14. 14. Communication Giraffes communicate by mostly necking but sometimes with body odor to attract or distract from other Giraffes. When necking, sometimes it means a hug but sometimes it is a fight.
  15. 15. Biliography www.wikipedia.org www.google.ca www.ask.com www.youtube.com (For Videos of Giraffes)

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