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
Our Animal's Name(s):
Elinor (female, May 99), Denver (female, Feb 89), and Jasiri (male).
Proud Parents:
Margo Degenhardt
Larry Newhouse
Alexis Cooley
Cindy & Darel Mayo
Janie Suffecool
Jennifer Carner
Lethia Singleton
Zoey Hinson
Alex, Amy, Eliza & Mike Frissore
John Furrier
River Kerr
Rosanne Hamilton
Janet Howard
Luka Dujmic
Michael Cuno
Abby Williams
Allison Forbes
Cruz-Lucas Robinson
Karen & Kurt Kenagy
Karen McReynolds
Sara Cavell
Suzanne Woosley
Kathy Petri
Linda Dunphy
Ann Koontz
Anna Boelman
Erica & Janie Bressler
Ruggieri Family
Kinzee Anderson
Patricia Bruno
Stephanie Gauvreau