Published : 2014-12-22 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago
30 Cool giraffe facts
Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random giraffe facts.
1. Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any mammal.
2. Male giraffes sometimes fight with their necks over female giraffes. This is called “necking.”
3. Giraffes have four stomachs.
4. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five to 10 minute sessions. Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
5. About 50% of all giraffe calves do not survive their first year due to predation from hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
6. Do you ever go on YouTube to watch a music video and then 5 hours later find yourself watching a tutorial on how to talk to a giraffe?
7. Giraffe have become extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
8. Giraffes spend about 80 percent of their day eating.
9. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had his own personal zoo that consisted of giraffes, ostriches, antelopes, exotic birds, and four hippos.
10. A group of giraffes is called a tower.
11. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
12. No one has ever seen a giraffe swim, but it is mathematically possible.
13. Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel.
14. A giraffe may look clumsy, but it can actually run 37 mph.
15. Giraffe can actually make sounds. Some cough, whistle, or moo
16. Giraffes are the only animals born with horns.
17. Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.
18. A giraffe has the same number of vertebrae in its neck as humans do.
19. Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel
20. Humans and giraffes both have seven vertebrae bones in the neck.
21. Giraffes grasp food with 21 inch long tongues.
22. A giraffe can clean its own ears with its 20 inch tongue
23. The giraffe has seven neck bones, the same as a mouse.
24. It looks pretty clumsy on its feet, but the giraffe can actually run at 37 mph.
25. An adult giraffe's tongue is 17 inches long.
26. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue.
27. A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
28. Giraffes are unable to cough.
29. When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
30. Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.