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There’s more to a giraffe than meets the eye Animal Planet
"Giraffe"

These sweet long-necks are even more fascinating than you may believe. Here are some giraffe facts you can’t live without.

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  • Giraffes have two hair-covered horns, known as ossicones, on their heads.
  • Just like human fingerprints, no two sets of giraffe spot patterns are the same.
  • Giraffes sleep and give birth standing up.
  • They don’t need to drink a lot of water; most of their water intake comes from the plants they eat.
  • Giraffes’ necks can’t reach the ground, which is why they feed on tall plants.
  • Despite their build, giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour.
  • Giraffes are the tallest mammals on the planet. Their legs alone are usually about six feet tall.
Beth Sawicki About the author:
Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at [email protected].
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Allie Caren About the author:
Allie Caren is the Rare People editor. Follow her on Twitter @alLISTENc.
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