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
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
A giraffe’s heart can pump 16 gallons of blood in one
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."