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  • 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
    • Size: height including horns – Males, 15-17 ft. Females, 12-15 ft.
    • Weight: Males, 1,765-4,225 lbs. Females, 1,215-2,600 lbs.
    • Lifespan: 26 years in wild
    • The Giraffe is the worlds tallest animal
    • No two Giraffes coat patterns are the same
    • They are one of the few animals born with horns
    STATS
    • Loosely bound groups
    • Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa, in open woodland and grassland
    • Common in Eastern and Southern Africa
    Habitat http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2007/20070828_giraffemeru.jpg
    • When it drinks, the Giraffe spreads its front legs far apart to lower its head in water
    • Adult males will butt heads and neck wrestle
    • Giraffes are sometimes killed for the hair in their tails
    • A giraffe’s horns turn gradually from gristle to bone
    • Newborn claves are about 6 ft. tall
    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
  • FOOD SOURCE
    • Diet: leaves of trees, shrubs, climbers, vines and some herbs
    • Thorn less plants are stripped of their leaves as the Giraffe pulls the whole length of smaller branches through its teeth
    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOl5sb7Wk48_xV7zAeKaKKn0nal2hdyOdzerBMyp56mVUbiZ0i6A&t=1 http://www.antipodes.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/composite-giraffe.jpg
  • Habitat Map
  • MORE FACTS
    • Giraffe’s tongue can measure up to 18 inches long
    • Markings of a giraffe’s coat are unique to each individual. The patterns act as disruptive camouflage, confusing potential predators.
    • The giraffe’s sharp vision and towering height help it to anticipate attacks from predators
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    • King, Judith: Wildlife Fact file . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997 (card 27)
    • Schmidt, Marco. &quot;Giraffe Habitat.&quot; Macroevolution.net . Web. 29 Apr. 2011. <http://www.macroevolution.net/giraffe-habitat.html>.
    Works Cited