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    Giraffe Facts

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    Giraffe The scientific classification of the giraffe is the Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Giraffidae, Genus: Giraffa, and Species: G. Camelopardalis (Giraffe: The Facts). Giraffes are found in savannas, grasslands and open woodlands in Africa. Each subspecies lives in a different area of Africa. They range from eastern, central and southern Africa (Basic Facts About Giraffes ). During the dry season, giraffes are found near water holes and rivers. Giraffes are herbivores that browse for their food. They eat leaves, buds, twigs, vines, fruit, flowers, and shrubs. A large portion of their diet comes from acacia, mimosa and wild apricot trees; where they consume the leaves and shoots. Also, they eat shrubs that come from the genera Terminalia and Commiphora. They eat about sixty pounds of food a day (McCarthy). Although, giraffes actually stimulate growth of the acacia trees by increasing shoot production and by spreading seeds through their feces (Giraffe: The Facts). The giraffe uses its…

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    Giraffe History

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    The heart of giraffe is 60 cm (2 feet) long and weighs 11 kg (25 pounds). It beats 170 times per minute and pumps averagely 60 liter (16 gallons) blood in a minute. (Turtle head) Giraffes are very big animals. The best-known giraffe celebrity in history is Zarafa, the first giraffe in France and a royal gift to King Charles X from Muhammad Ali, the Ottoman viceroy of Egypt. (List verse) Zarafa—meaning “The Lovely One” in Arabic—arrived in France in October 1826. (List verse) Giraffes are common…

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    giraffa camelopardalis better known as the giraffe. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world, but do not be intimidated by their height because they are also one of the sweetest animals. A baby giraffe is six feet tall when it is born and can grow up to fourteen to eighteen feet by the time it is an adult (The Animal Files 1).When you look at captive giraffes there does not look like there are any physical problem with them. However there are many that we do not see. The major issues are…

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    Giraffe Research Paper

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    Did you know that a giraffe’s heart is 25 pounds and 2 feet long? A giraffe has a black-blue tongue that is 16-18 inches and it is black-blue so it doesn't get sunburnt. They are pregnant for 15-18 months. Giraffes eat 75 pounds of leaves in a daily basis that is a lot of leaves! A baby giraffe called a calf is 6 feet tall just when it is born! Giraffes only have to sleep 30 minutes in a 24 hour period. The Giraffe is interesting because of when it lives, how it survives, and how it has been…

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    camelopardalis aka Giraffes. Giraffes are the tallest mammal on earth. Their legs are about 6 feet tall and the tallest giraffes can be recorded up to 5.9m. A group of giraffes is called a tower. Despite being incredibly tall, giraffes still only have seven vertebrae in their neck, the same number as humans and most other mammals. They can run about 35 mph for a short time. Unlike most other four-legged mammals, giraffes swing both legs on the same side at almost the same time during their walk,…

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    Giraffe Research Paper

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    Giraffes are a mammal meaning that they are warm blooded. They are found in the open plains of the African Savannahs. The feed on the leaves of trees, mainly acacia, and have adapted to have very long legs and necks in order to reach the tops of the trees to feed. Their long tongues also help them to reach their food source. Giraffes can be up to 6 metres tall with their legs and necks reaching up to 1.8 metres. They are herbivores. The main predator of the giraffe is the lion, however, young…

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    Giraffe Research Paper

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    The giraffe has the longest neck of all animals alive today. But the long neck of the giraffe must work with the circulatory system that brings blood to the brain. Since the brain of the giraffe is located so far away from the heart, the blood pressure the heart generates is approximately two times that of another animal with a similar weight. Due to the high blood pressure, the artery walls of the giraffe must be strong otherwise the giraffe would die of internal bleeding. The blood pressure,…

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    Giraffe Research Paper

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    Somewhere in Africa there is a animal sticking its purple tongue out grabbing its food! It is hard for a giraffe to drink water standing because it is the tallest land animal in the world. Its legs are so stiff the animal has to practically do the splits to reach its water source (lake, stream, and watering hole). A giraffe is a mammal but let's talk about all of the animals physical features the giraffe has brown eyes and lengthy lashes that are black. Giraffes also have a long neck and tail…

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    Giraffe Award 2014 The Giraffe Project is in Washington State. The project is a small foundation, that identifies people that “make the world a better place”. According to the article Giraffe’s also “stick their necks out for the common good.” One must meet several criteria, to become a Giraffe. One of the criteria one must meet is to rock the boat, but make it do it make things better and not just more exciting. A Giraffe must also have activities that ultimately healing, and not decisive.…

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    The Giraffe Analysis

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    cannot stop it. The Giraffe by Mauro Senesi is a prime example that people do not always react the change the same ways. In the novel, ‘the boys’ were faced with having to be courageous, accepting and determined in order to save the giraffe. Similarly, these are qualities we use in our everyday lives. Firstly, the boys in the story had to find courage with in; in order to save the giraffe as no one else wanted to do it. They were forced to step outside of their comfort zone as they had to put…

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