Girrafes age by coating

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Girrafes age by coating

  1. 1. Giraffes age by coating Jocelyn Johnson
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The darker patches are changes with the testosterone atpuberty.As the giraffes get older, their coats get darker.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. CREDITShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17561461

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