40 Unusual Giraffe Facts
With their long necks and beautiful skin spotted skins, giraffes are the most recognizable animals on our planet. Discover other interesting things about Giraffes by reading a list of these unusual giraffes facts.
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1. The giraffe’s scientific name is Giraffa Camelopardalis.
2. A newly born giraffe measures around 6 feet in height.
3. Step taken by the giraffe are about 15 feet in length.
Media Source 4. The giraffe’s age can be found in its skin spots. The darker the spots, the older is the giraffe.
5. A baby giraffe is called a calf.
6. The kick of giraffe is so strong that it can also kill a lion.
Media Source 7. Giraffes have outstanding eyesight, which supports them in keeping an eye on predators.
8. The oldest recorded wild giraffe in the world is known as ‘Chopper’.
9. A newborn calf weighs approximately 100 kg.
Media Source 10. The blood pressure of giraffes is twice of humans.
11. It is considered that giraffes don’t make any sounds, but they bellow, snort, hiss and make flute-like sounds, as well as low pitch noises.
12. Their favorite grub is the acacia tree.
Media Source 13. There are four species of the giraffes: Northern giraffe, Southern giraffe, Masai giraffe, and reticulated giraffe.
14. Giraffes have long necks that can be over six feet in length.
15. Giraffes have 32 teeth.
Media Source 16. Giraffe tongues are really long, reaching around 50–53 cm in length.
17. There is a hotel in Kenya, where you can hang out with giraffes all day.
18. The tallest giraffe ever recorded was a Masai bull named George.
Media Source 19. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.
20. Giraffes can run as fast as 35 miles an hour.
21. The neck of the giraffe is too short to reach the ground. They spread their front legs in order to drink water.
Media Source 22. Giraffes flick insects away with their tongues.
23. Giraffe gestation lasts 400 to 460 days.
24. Their feet are the size of a dinner plate.
Media Source 25. Giraffe tongues are dark bluish in color.
26. Giraffes are found in the dry savannas of
Africa. 27. Giraffes are herbivores, they only eat plants.
Media Source 28. Giraffes only need to drink water once every few days.
29. Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up.
30. A female giraffe is called a cow.
Media Source 31. A heart of the giraffe can weigh up to 24 pounds and be 2 ft. long.
32. A male giraffe is called a bull.
33. The calf can stand up and walk after an hour of giving birth.
Media Source 34. No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
35. The giraffe’s biggest predators are lions and hyenas.
36. A group of a giraffes are called towers.
Media Source 37. The giraffe’s closest relative is the okapi.
38. No two giraffes have the same spot pattern.
39. A giraffe can clean their ears with their tongue.
Media Source 40. Giraffes live in herds of about 20.