10 amazing facts about Giraffe and baby giraffe
Do you know that can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances? This is one of 10 amazing facts about Giraffe and baby giraffe . Let’s see
1.Female giraffes often return to where they were born to give birth. Once there, their calves receive a rough welcome into the world, falling over five feet to the ground.
2. They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances.
3. A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.
4. Giraffes only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.
5. Giraffes only need to drink water once every couple of days. They get most of their water from their plant-based diet — which is good considering their height makes the process of drinking difficult (and, if a lion happens upon a drinking giraffe, even dangerous
6. A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
7. Fortunately, baby giraffes can stand up and even run within a hour of being born.
8. Giraffes’ tongues can be up to 20 inches long and are darkly colored, which is thought to help protect them during frequent sun-exposure
9. Both male and female giraffes have two distinct, hair-covered horns called ossicones. Male giraffes use their horns to sometimes fight with other males.
10. Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time.
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