Facts About Giraffes

Giraffes are so tall that they make humans look very tiny.

Giraffes are taller than some trees. They have super long necks and can see their friends from a mile away. A male and a female look alike but they don’t eat the same way. The female eats by bending down while the male looks up and stretches his neck to eat leaves on the tops of the trees.

They are really clean because they don’t take mud baths like elephants and rhinoceros. But they do eat dirt.

They are really speedy, they are able to run up to 30 miles per hour for short distances.

Unlike most mammals, giraffes hardly ever sleep, taking five-minute cat naps several times during a 24-hour period.

Overall, giraffes are fascinating animals who have long necks and great abilities.

[Source: Mind Blowing Mammals]

This is a really good article, Sol! I didn't know that females and males have different ways of eating...that's really interesting! – KadjataMadison East High School (2020-04-08 16:58)