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Giraffe Facts

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A Giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
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A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
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A giraffe is pregnant for about 15 months.
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A giraffe usually sleeps standing up because it can take too long to get up if a predator approaches.
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Adult giraffes have no natural predators except lions.
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An adult giraffe's tongue is 17 inches long.
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Each time a giraffe picks up its neck it picks up 550 pounds.
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Female giraffes weigh 1540-2600 lb (700-1182 kg) on average.
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Giraffa means 'one who walks swiftly'.
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Giraffes are actually not mute; they make sounds such as grunts, snorts, and other vocalizations.
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Giraffes are one of the few animals born with horns.
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Giraffes are the tallest animals on Earth.
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Giraffes are unable to cough.
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Giraffes can go for weeks without drinking water, they get most of the water they require from plants they eat.
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Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any land mammal. They need a very big heart to pump the blood all the way up to their head.
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Male and female giraffes tend to eat from different parts of a tree to ensure that the sexes do not compete for food.
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Male giraffes weigh 2420-4250 lb (1100-1932 kg) on average.
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No 2 giraffes have the exact same spot pattern.
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Oxpecker birds like to help giraffes by eating bugs off their backs.
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Scientists believe that other animals congregate near giraffes to take advantage of the giraffes very good eyesight and ability to see danger from a distance.
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The giraffe can drink 12 gallons in one sitting.
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The giraffes closest living relative is the okapi - it's the only other animal in the same family as the giraffe.
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The giraffes life span is 20 to 25 years.
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When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
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You would have to run in order to keep up with a giraffe walking because every step a giraffe takes is 15 feet long.
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