Giraffe Fun FactsNicknames: Giraffa Cameleopardalis,and African Ruminant AnimalGiraffe Necks can grow up to 7 feet talland have 7 bones, like human necks!Giraffes have 4 stomachsToo pee, a giraffe lifts its tail and widensits back legsGiraffes are the tallest animal
Where Do They Live???• Giraffes live in the open savannah south of the Sahara Dessert• Giraffes form herds of giraffes that can grow up to 3-70 giraffes!• Giraffes sleep with their legs tucked and their necks upright
What Do They Eat???• Giraffes eat acacia leaves, wild apricot, mimosa, seedpods, fruit, twigs, and any other types of leaves• A giraffe’s favorite food is acacia leaves• Giraffes don’t need to drink much water because most of the water comes from the leaves the eat• Giraffes chew bones to keep their teeth healthy
Giraffe Defenses• A well-aimed kick can rip a lion’s head off. This is called a “ chop kick”.• A giraffe’s hoof is 6 inches wide. That is half of a foot!• Giraffes live in groups to help each other protect the younger giraffes• Giraffes can run 35 miles per hour if they have to
Baby Giraffes• Baby Giraffes are called calves• Calves drop 5 feet at birth• Calves can stand 10 minutes after birth• Calves weigh 100-200 pounds at birth and are 6 feet tall
Long Live Giraffes!!!!!• Giraffes almost DISAPPEARED in the 20th century!!!!!!• African people have hunted giraffes for their meat, skin, and bones• Giraffes live for 25 years
Other Stuff• The name giraffe comes from the Arabic word “Zafarah”.• A giraffe’s heart is weighs 25 pounds• A giraffe’s heart is 2 feet long. That is about half of me!!• A giraffe’s tongue is 18-20 inches long!
Me and Giraffes• Giraffes are my favorite animal• I LOVE GIRAFFES!!!• I like them soooooo much, I wrote about it on Kid Blog!• I fed a giraffe before