7 Fun Facts About Giraffe

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The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans. What else do you know about them?


1
Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.

2
Baby Giraffes can stand within half an hour of being born and after only 10 hours can actually run alongside their family.

3
Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period.

4
Just like snowflakes and human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spot pattern.

5
Giraffes make no sound. Not because they can't, but they choose not to.

6
Giraffes only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.

7
Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male's Mouth.