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BY: DANIELLA PETRI PERIOD 1 Giraffe http://www.faqs.org/photo-dict/photofiles/list/184/2967giraffe.jpg http://t0.gstatic.c...
<ul><li>Size: height including horns – Males, 15-17 ft. Females, 12-15 ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: Males, 1,765-4,225 lb...
<ul><li>Loosely bound groups  </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa, in open woodland and grassland  </li></u...
<ul><li>When it drinks, the Giraffe spreads its front legs far apart to lower its head in water </li></ul><ul><li>Adult ma...
FOOD SOURCE   <ul><li>Diet: leaves of trees, shrubs, climbers, vines and some herbs </li></ul><ul><li>Thorn less plants ar...
Habitat Map
MORE FACTS   <ul><li>Giraffe’s tongue can measure up to 18 inches long </li></ul><ul><li>Markings of a giraffe’s coat are ...
<ul><li>King, Judith:  Wildlife Fact file . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997 (card 27) </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. BY: DANIELLA PETRI PERIOD 1 Giraffe http://www.faqs.org/photo-dict/photofiles/list/184/2967giraffe.jpg http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8ChiOyXlcBnZHOKlK6KnCvfRxcxADv8KB3B28CIaH1lT6zTZG http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/10d-17/giraffe-1.jpg
  2. 2. <ul><li>Size: height including horns – Males, 15-17 ft. Females, 12-15 ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: Males, 1,765-4,225 lbs. Females, 1,215-2,600 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan: 26 years in wild </li></ul><ul><li>The Giraffe is the worlds tallest animal </li></ul><ul><li>No two Giraffes coat patterns are the same </li></ul><ul><li>They are one of the few animals born with horns </li></ul>STATS
  3. 3. <ul><li>Loosely bound groups </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa, in open woodland and grassland </li></ul><ul><li>Common in Eastern and Southern Africa </li></ul>Habitat http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2007/20070828_giraffemeru.jpg
  4. 4. <ul><li>When it drinks, the Giraffe spreads its front legs far apart to lower its head in water </li></ul><ul><li>Adult males will butt heads and neck wrestle </li></ul><ul><li>Giraffes are sometimes killed for the hair in their tails </li></ul><ul><li>A giraffe’s horns turn gradually from gristle to bone </li></ul><ul><li>Newborn claves are about 6 ft. tall </li></ul>FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFES http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/phakimata/phakimata0806/phakimata080600094/3131908-a-giraffe-s-long-neck-and-head-on-a-blurry-green-grass-field-background.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZH1tKFpfimc/SOlwnBrhsjI/AAAAAAAAAhk/UgD519CJQqE/s400/Giraffe_NeckWrestling.gif
  5. 5. FOOD SOURCE <ul><li>Diet: leaves of trees, shrubs, climbers, vines and some herbs </li></ul><ul><li>Thorn less plants are stripped of their leaves as the Giraffe pulls the whole length of smaller branches through its teeth </li></ul>http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOl5sb7Wk48_xV7zAeKaKKn0nal2hdyOdzerBMyp56mVUbiZ0i6A&t=1 http://www.antipodes.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/composite-giraffe.jpg
  6. 6. Habitat Map
  7. 7. MORE FACTS <ul><li>Giraffe’s tongue can measure up to 18 inches long </li></ul><ul><li>Markings of a giraffe’s coat are unique to each individual. The patterns act as disruptive camouflage, confusing potential predators. </li></ul><ul><li>The giraffe’s sharp vision and towering height help it to anticipate attacks from predators </li></ul>http://www.mistymountainphoto.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/giraffe-tongue.jpg.w300h447.jpg
  8. 8. <ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact file . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997 (card 27) </li></ul><ul><li>Schmidt, Marco. &quot;Giraffe Habitat.&quot; Macroevolution.net . Web. 29 Apr. 2011. <http://www.macroevolution.net/giraffe-habitat.html>. </li></ul>Works Cited
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