1. Giraffes are the tallest land mammals on Earth
  2. Baby giraffes are called ‘calves’. (pg.10 )
  3. A giraffe’s diet consists of twigs, seeds, grass, and leaves. (pg. 15)
  4. Female giraffes are called ‘cows’. (pg. 20)
  5. A full grown giraffe can consume up to 100 pounds of food a day. (pg 25)
  6. A group of giraffes is called a ‘tower’.(pg.30 )
  7. Giraffes can go without drinking water for 2-3 weeks. (pg. 35)
  8. The length of a giraffe’s tongue is 18-20 inches long. (pg. 40)
  9. A giraffe is a herbivore, an animal that feeds on plants. (pg 45)
  10. “World Giraffe Day” is celebrated yearly on June 21st. (pg 50)
  11. Female giraffes can grow to 14 feet tall and weigh 1,500 pounds.(pg 55)
  12. Male giraffes are called ‘bulls’. (pg.60 )
  13. Over short distances, giraffes can gallop up to 35 mph.(pg. 65)
  14. A giraffe’s heart typically weighs 25 pounds and measures 2 feet. (pg 70)
  15. Giraffes sleep for only 5 to 30 minutes of a day while standing.
  16. Giraffes have hair-covered horns called ossicones.
  17. Giraffes communicate by moans and grunts too low for humans to hear.
  18. Like human fingerprints no two giraffes have the same spot patterns.
  19. Male giraffes can grow up to 18 feet tall and weigh 3,000 pounds.
  20. The ancient Greeks’ described giraffes as a “camel wearing a leopard’s coat”.
  21. A newborn giraffe can weigh 150 pounds and stand six feet tall.
  22. Giraffes first appeared in central Asia about 15 Million years ago
  23. The closest known relative of the giraffe is the elusive Okapi, called “ghosts of the forest”
  24. A giraffe’s height allows them to eat from the tall acacia and mimosa trees
  25. After only an hour of being born many baby giraffes can walk on their own.(pg. 125)



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