giraffe april 2016

Watchtowers of the Savannah:

Giraffes are the tallest land animals. Smaller animals will watch giraffes to figure out if predators are close by.

A giraffe’s L-O-N-G tongue (18 to 20 inches) is black. Some scientists think this helps keep the tongue from getting sunburned.

Giraffes have seven neck bones—just like you, only bigger!

At Reid Park Zoo:

Keepers feed giraffes a variety of tree leaves, hay, lettuce, carrots, scallions, and popsicle treats.giraffe april 2016

 

When you visit the Giraffe Encounter program, you help raise thousands of dollars for Zoo field research and conservation projects every year. Thanks!giraffe feed sam

Classifications

Species Name:
Reticulated Giraffe
Scientific Name:
Giraffa camelopardalis
Continent:
Africa
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Jade Gonzalez
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