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Giraffe's and the World Around Them

All about giraffe's and cool giraffe stuff

Jocelyn Cowan

on 21 May 2010

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Transcript of Giraffe's and the World Around Them

There is so many interesting facts about giraffe's that most people don't know or even realise. Giraffe's and The World Around Them So, Let's start off with what you do know! General knowledge.
Giraffe's are tall
They are found in Africa
They have reddish-brown-black patches with a yellow "background"
They eat leaves
Their young are called calves
See if you can guess these five following general facts Raise your hand and name
one obvious thing about Giraffe's Five volunteers are needed. Let's back up some of this general knowledge. Giraffe's are found throughout the
Central and South Africa Savannah. There are two types of giraffes; there is the most known and recognized, which is the reticulated. It has a pattern of reddish-brown patches on its hide that looks as if it’s been covered with a large net. It has a very long neck and a small head with three horns. Check this guy out Where as... The Maasai Giraffe. It has a darker coloured hide. It has odd shaped brown patches with rough edges. As Seen in the next photograph. If you're really into Giraffe's there is a Maasai Giraffe at the Toronto Zoo. But both types have a pair of boney stubby
horns called ossicorns.

Older males may have one or more of those. A little bit about the giraffe family.
Classification: - They belong to the giraffidae family History!! Ancient Romans and Greeks who first seen the giraffe thought it was a cross between a camel and a leopard because of its body shape and markings on the coat.
This is partially where the scientific name “camelopardalis” came from. Although they are rarely ever heard, they can hiss, moo and whistle to each other to communicate, unlike their stereotype of being known as quiet beasts. There is a form a baby-sitting daycare.
While one female giraffe will heard up the calves and watch them while their mothers go out and get food.
Female giraffe’s use their hooves as a weapon only when protecting their young, otherwise they are gentle creatures.
This powerful method of defense is strong enough to kill a full grown male lion, which is the giraffe’s only real threat of a predator. Powerful yet Gentle Beasts http://animal.discovery.com/videos/untamed-and-uncut-giraffes-battle-one-another.html A bit about the video beforehand

Rare giraffe footage videoclipped by a young couple.
Giraffe's are caught sizing each other up for a fight.
Short documentary by Animal Planet
Biological make up A giraffe's height and weight differ. Males are known to grow up to 11ft and 6 inches, (3.5m at shoulder height)
and 18ft (5.5m) tall to the top of its head They can also weight as much as 3,000 Ibs. The giraffe's imense height allows it to eat leaves
and branches off tree's, just out of reach of other browsers. It strips the food from the branches with its 18-inch tongue.

The giraffe’s tongue is a blue-black colour.
People have thought it might have been to prevent sunburn. BABIES! :) A baby giraffe is called a calf It's average weight at birth is relatively 110 pounds Its height is over 6 feet tall and it stands up unsupported within a short time after birth. It drinks milk from its mother till it’s about 10 months old.

It starts to nibble on bushes and small tree’s around 2-3 months old. Fun Facts! As often as we see giraffe’s in photographs, in the wild, and in zoos, not once have they ever been seen bathing Despite their long necks, it is actually too short to even reach the ground, they must spread their legs uncomfortably just to drink, and this is why giraffe’s get most of their water from the acacia leaves. Giraffe’s are known for that expression.
Their hearts are just over two feet long.
The hearts muscles are many inches thick, and it beats 170 times a minute.
It pumps 16 gallons of blood a minute throughout its body,
to put that into perspective that’s about the same volume as an average in ground rectangular swimming pool,
with a shallow end of 5 feet, and a deep end of 9 feet deep.

Yes I did the math! Have you ever heard the expression “you’ve got a big heart?” Thats right! Om nom nom Giraffe’s can eat up to 70 pounds of food a day. They have a four chambered stomach, and they also will throw up there food to re-chew it, it’s very similar to the cows method of eating. Giraffe’s prefer to feed off of acacia, mimosa and deciduous trees and bushes. Acacia Tree & Giraffe's Mimosa Tree Poems After reading so much about these animals i decided
that for my choice i'd write poems.
What is; A Giraffe Strive for perfection Catch me if you can The most of everyone knows the high value for
african animals in the poaching world.
When it comes to exotic, the more exotic the higher
the pay cheque. They are of high value to poachers, as they’re used for many accessories, from their tails to their eye lashes. Giraffe meat is known for its taste, but is a tough meat. Giraffe's A bracelet made from giraffe hair
Interesting wildlife photos I found Popular Giraffe
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