Lessons on Giraffeafy
Giraffeafy, defined: is random facts I found on the internet + giraffe pictures I took on my Accidental African Adventure Part 2.
Males and females tend to eat from different parts of a tree to ensure that the sexes do not compete for food
The mighty giraffe can drink 12 gallons in one setting
Like human fingerprints, each giraffe's coat is unique.
Giraffes rarely lay down; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
A giraffe's tongue is on average 18 inches long
A giraffe can run at a speed of 35 miles per hour. They have also been known to jump up to 6 feet.
Male giraffes stand up to 18 feet tall and weigh up to 4,000 pounds. Females grow up to 16 feet tall and weigh approximately 2,500 pounds.
Giraffes need very little sleep and may only sleep between 20 minutes to two hours out of a twenty-four hour period.
The color of a giraffe's coat tends to become darker with age.
A giraffe eats about 140 pounds of food a day.
A male giraffe can tell if a female is fertile by tasting her urine. Male giraffes perform a type of dance to impress fertile females.
Giraffes live about 25 years in the wild, and about 28 years in captivity.
Giraffes, are the only animal in the wildlife that practice yoga for relaxation.
Okay...maybe not quite. But this kept reminding me of Downward dog?