There’s more to a giraffe than meets the eye


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.

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