The giraffe is the one of the most wonderful animal presents on our planet and they are well known as the tallest animal with their long necks, stubby ossicones, and richly patterned coats. Mostly they can be found in the wild in the savanna on the continent of Africa. Read more about this fascinating animal in the list of giraffe facts.
☀ The giraffe’s scientific name is giraffa Camelopardalis.
☀ There is a hotel in Kenya, where you can hang out with giraffes all day.
☀ The giraffe’s closest relative is the okapi.
☀ The giraffe’s biggest animals are lions and hyenas.
☀ There are four species of the giraffes: Northern giraffe, Southern giraffe, Masai giraffe, and reticulated giraffe.
☀ The tallest giraffe ever recorded was a Masai bull named George.
☀ The step taken by the giraffe is about 15 feet in length.
☀ The neck of the giraffe is too short to reach the ground. They spread their front legs to reach the ground for a drinking water.
☀ The kick of Giraffe is so strong that it can also kill a lion.
☀ The group of a giraffe is called towers.
☀ The giraffe’s age can be found from its spots. The darker the spots, the older is the giraffe.
☀ The favorite grub of is Giraffes acacia tree.
☀ The calf can stand up and walk after about an hour of birth.
☀ The blood pressure of giraffe is twice that of humans.
☀ The African Giraffes have a very efficient digestive system.
☀ Scientists believe that giraffes have been on earth for 30-50 million years.
☀ No two giraffes have exactly the same spot pattern.
☀ No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
☀ The feet of Giraffes are the size of a dinner plate.
☀ Many calves are killed in their first few months by a lion and Hynes.
☀ June 21, 2014 is known as World Giraffe Day.
☀ Giraffes require over 75 pounds of food a day.
☀ Giraffes only sleep 5 to 30 minutes in a 24-hour period.
☀ Giraffes live in herds of about 20.
☀ Giraffes have long necks that can be over six foot in length.
☀ Giraffes have 32 teeth.
☀ Giraffes flick insects away with their tongues.
☀ Giraffes can run at speeds up to 35 mph.
☀ Giraffes can run at 35 miles an hour.
☀ Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.
☀ Giraffes are herbivores, which mean they only eat plants.
☀ Giraffes are found in the dry savannas of Africa.
☀ Giraffe tongues can be reached approx. 50–53 cm.
☀ Giraffe tongues are dark bluish in color.
☀ Giraffe gestation lasts 400 to 460 days.
☀ Girrafe have two hair-covered horns called ossicones.
☀ Before 1500 years, Lorenzo de’ Medici was gifted a giraffe by the sultan of Egypt.
☀ About 50% of calves of giraffes do not survive in their first year.
☀ A newly born giraffe measures around 6 feet in height.
☀ A newborn calf weighs approximately one hundred kg.
☀ A male giraffe is called a bull.
☀ A heart of the giraffe can weigh up to 24 pounds and be 2 ft long.
☀ A giraffe’s lungs can hold 55 liters of air.
☀ A female giraffe is called a cow.
☀ A baby giraffe is called a calf.