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Giraffe Fun Facts

Giraffe

An adult giraffe’s heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds.

Giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long.

Male giraffes weigh 3,000-4,000 lbs. and can reach 20 feet height; female giraffes weigh 1,500-2,500 lbs. and are about 14 feet tall; baby giraffes are 6 feet tall.

Giraffes’ life span is 20-28 years.

Giraffes spread their front legs in order to reach the water on ground level to drink—their tall necks are shorter than their legs.

Giraffes use their markings to camouflage themselves among trees. Like human fingerprints, each giraffe marking is like no other one.

Giraffes’ mouth has a hard inner surface making it easy to eat thorny plants.

Giraffes cannot cough.