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Giraffe is another fascinating mammal.
Did you know?
The name giraffe is derived from the Arab word Zarafa, which means 'the one who walks very fast.'
Giraffes are the world's tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks.
A giraffe's legs alone are taller than many humans-about 6 feet.
These long legs allow giraffes run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles an hour over longer distances.
Giraffe stands about 18 feet in height while its shoulders stand at 8 feet.
A male giraffe is called a bull, a female is called a cow and a baby giraffe is called a calf.
The average life span of a giraffe in the wild is between 20 and 25 years.
A giraffe's age can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe.
They usually are very peaceful animals.
Did you know giraffe's has the highest blood pressure on record 280/180.
Giraffe's use their tongues to clean their ears.
They eat about 75 pounds of foliage on a daily basis.
Delivery takes place in a sanding position. The calf falls headfirst to the ground from a height of about 5/6 feet.
Giraffe are great parents.
There is so much more information about Giraffes.
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