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  • Giraffes age by coating Jocelyn Johnson
  • Male giraffes age can be estimated by looking at theshade of their coats.The color changes of giraffes coats will allow people togenerate a life-history profile on the animal.
  • The darker patches are changes with the testosterone atpuberty.As the giraffes get older, their coats get darker.
  • Male giraffes coats start to change color at seven toeight years old and brown blotches transformed tocoal-black within two years.Males reach sexual maturityat 10 years old.
  • GIRAFFE FACTS Giraffes are the worlds tallest animals The average height of a male giraffe is 5.3m They have horn-like bones on their head which helps males fight their rivals Their Latin name, Giraffa camelopardalis, means “camel marked like a leopard” Their tongue is 18 inches long Their heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 25 pounds
  • CREDITShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17561461