Giraffe is a tall, long-necked, spotted ruminant, the tallest living quadruped animal. The giraffe
is related to other even-toed ungulates, such as deer and cattle, but is placed in a separate family. The average weight of a giraffe (male) is 1,200 kilograms, while the weight of a giraffe (female) is 830 kilograms. It is approximately 4.3 meters (14 ft) to 5.2 meters (17 ft) tall. The average lifespan of a giraffe is 25. This increases to 28 for giraffes in captivity.
                   Giraffes live in only one continent- Africa. They are found between the countries of Central
Africa and South Africa. They live in savannas, grassland or open woodland. They enjoy roaming through both dense forests and open plains. They prefer living in areas with lots of acacia trees which is their favorite food. It eats up to 75 pounds of food a day. Its tongue is 18 inches long. Their heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 25 pounds. They spend between 16 and 20 hours a day feeding. Giraffes in the wild generally stand up to sleep, because it would take too long for them to get back on their feet should a predator approach.
                   Giraffe gestation lasts between 400 and 460 days, after which a single calf is normally born,
although twins occasionally occur. The mother gives birth standing up and the embryonic sack usually bursts when the baby falls to the ground. Newborn giraffes are about 1.8 meters tall.

A Giraffe


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