Giraffe

Giraffe

Scientific name: Giraffa camelopardalis

 

Giraffes, as the tallest mammal on the planet, are towering creatures. They grow up to 5.8m tall (that’s 3 times as tall as an adult man!)

Their long necks and tongues allow them to stretch up into the trees and reach as many leaves as possible. Their spindly legs can carry them across the great African plains at speeds of up to 35 miles an hour!

Baby giraffes enter the world with a bump as their mothers usually give birth standing up! They can fall 1.5m to the ground- but usually feet first!

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  1. At Noah's Ark...

    We have 3 Giraffes... Kito, Eller and Ronan.

  2. We live...

    Opposite the play area, next to the Spectacled Bear enclosure.

  1. Size Fact

    Giraffes can grow up to 5.8 meters tall!

  2. Food Fact

    Giraffes are herbivores and mainly eat leaves which they pick directly from the branches of trees.

  3. Fun Fact

    Giraffes have a special circulatory system which has inspired astronaut suits.

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