I remember seeing giraffes at the zoo when I was little. I was always interested in them, especially those little knobs at the top of their heads. Plus they were from Africa where they have all those other cool animals like lions, rhinos, elephants, etc. In researching for this post I found out a whole lot more than I ever knew as a kid.
|The Nigerian Giraffe has a light |
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As for their long necks, they actually have the same number of vertebrae as other animals, just much MUCH longer!
Giraffes are herbavores, meaning they don't eat meat. One of their favorite foods is the thorny acacia tree. Their lips tongues and mouths are specially covered to protect them from thorns. The tongue and lips are also prehensile, which help them get around those thorns even better. The tongue itself can be up to 17 inches long. Plus they can close their nostrils to keep the bugs from the trees out!
These are just a few of the interesting facts I found out about giraffes. (Some of the useful places I went to were here and here) I hope you enjoyed them as much as I have! Know of some other fun facts? or cute giraffe pics? Feel free to share in the comments!
As for M, I hope you liked the post, however now every time I think of you I will also think of giraffes, so I do hope you like them.