WORLD GIRAFFE DAY!!

WORLD GIRAFFE DAY!!

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Woohoo- it’s World Giraffe Day and we are so excited! We love the tallest mammal on earth! They’re lanky, graceful and have funny horn like things on their heads! Come learn some fun stuff about giraffes with us and tell us why you love them!

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  • All giraffes live in Africa, in desert or savannas.
  • Giraffes can grow up to 19ft tall.
  • Their tongues are 21″ long.
  • They have ossicones on their heads. These ossicones are actually part of the skull.
  • Giraffes are herbivores and eat all throughout the day.
  • A giraffe’s heart is the size of a basketball.
  • Giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour.
  • Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their neck as do humans- 7!
  •  A giraffe’s foot is the size of a dinner plate.

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Giraffes are such special creatures. Many people are drawn to them; maybe it’s the spots, maybe the knobby knees or maybe it’s the ossicones. Whatever it is you love about giraffes, make sure you take time today to learn how you can help protect them in the wild.  Check out the World Giraffe Day website! We’ve made a giraffe coloring sheet for you too!

 

giraffe coloring sheet

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “WORLD GIRAFFE DAY!!

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll give my giraffe toy an extra bite and a few shakes today.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  2. dangrdafne

    When my sister and I (aged 6 years apart) were asked separately as children which animal we would most want to be, we both chose the giraffe. And not only that, it was for the same reason… so we could see above everything and see all that was around us. We still send giraffe pictures to each other 40 some years later 🙂

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