18 Interesting facts about Giraffes

Giraffes are one of the most tallest animals on the planet.In fact their legs are taller than most humans.They are considered as one of the most beautiful mammals and are favorite among children.We have collected some of the most interesting facts about giraffes.

  1. Giraffes are considered as the tallest mammals in the world. Male giraffes can grow up to a height of five to six meters
  2. When giraffes form a group they are called a tower.
  3. Giraffes usually sleep less than 2 hours a day.
  4. Male giraffes are taller and heavier than females.
  5. Since most of their water comes from the plants they eat, they are able to drink water once every few days.
  6. Female giraffes mostly return to the place they were born to give birth.
  7. Baby giraffes can stand up after one hour of being born.
  8. The length of the tongue of a giraffe can be more than 21 inches long.
  9. Every giraffe has a distinct coat pattern.
  10. Giraffe’s can’t swim.
  11. In the wild they can live up to 25 years and in captivity they can live up to 40 years.
  12. Giraffes are mostly found in the Savannah’s in Africa.
  13. Now less than hundred thousand giraffes live in the wild, down from an estimated 150,000 that lived thirty years ago.
  14. June 21, 2014 was the first ever World Giraffe Day.
  15. The first giraffe in Europe was brought there by Julius Caesar from Alexandria in 46 B.C.
  16. Giraffes have an  nasal cooling system to keep brain temperature  3°C lower than the rest of it’s body.
  17. Male giraffes use their horns to fight with other males.
  18. Giraffes can bellow, snort, hiss and make flute-like sounds.

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