Giraffes

Baringo Giraffe, Baby Giraffe - Calves

Giraffe Facts:

  • Giraffes are the tallest  living mammals.  Did you know that full grown male giraffes can be as tall as 19 feet?
  • Did you know that  baby giraffe's can be 6 feet tall at birth and grow an inch per day during their first week of life?
  • Did you know that baby  giraffes can rise to their feet and nurse within hours of birth?
  • Did you know that giraffes average less than 2 hours of sleep per day? 
  • Did you know that each giraffe's coat  has its own unique spotting which identifies an individual?
  • Humans think of giraffes as relatively silent creatures, but did you know that giraffes communicate using infrasound frequencies which are  not audible to humans?
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