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Giraffe Facts


A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.

Giraffes live for 10-15 years in the wild, but average 25 years at zoos.

Other animals on the savanna use giraffes as watchtowers or observation posts for predators.

The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe.

In the savannah region south of the Sahara in Africa, the giraffe feeds primarily on acacia leaves.

The average giraffe's blood pressure is two or three times that of a healthy man.

The giraffe can drink 12 gallons in one setting

A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.

In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

Newborn giraffe calves begin their lives by falling 6 feet to the ground

The giraffes life span is 20 to 25 years

Giraffes belong to the family Giraffidae, which has only one other species, the okapi.

Giraffes live in both open savanna areas and wooded grasslands.

A baby giraffe is about six feet tall at birth.

Giraffes have one of the highest blood pressures of all animals, due to their height and the large size of their heart.

A giraffe’s heart can pump 16 gallons of blood in one minute!

A giraffe has just 2 gaits, walking and galloping.

Thinking that its parents were a camel and a leopard, the Europeans once called the animal a "camelopard." © 2002-2006 All Trivia Game, Claremont California, 91711