Do you remember the giraffe? Well, if you don’t here are some facts. Giraffes have long necks. Their skin is a light background with dark patches. Giraffes have very tough skin and (natural) black tongues. Large males weigh about 550 lbs.
Do you know how long a giraffe’s tongue is? It’s 18 inches long!! A giraffe’s neck can be 6 to 8 feet long and the nerve cells are 8 inches long. Giraffes have a special joint at the bottom of their head so they can put their head and neck in a straight line.
Giraffes live in small herds of about 5 to 9. They fight with their necks and small horns. Giraffes are great lookouts for other animals because of their height.
Giraffes are herbivores (plant-eaters). They like to eat shoots, leaves, fruits, seedpods, marloela berries, and spiny acacia. A large male can eat 75 lbs. of food a day.