30 Dec

12 Most Interesting Fun Facts About Giraffes

By Jerry Tanzania Tours

What is it that attracts you most about Tanzania Safari? For many of our clients, it is the tall Giraffe whose unique features and style surprises many travelers on their Tanzania Safari Tours. Start Tanzania Safari to know some Surprising Facts About Giraffes.

The Giraffe is the most beautiful and the tallest artiodactyls (the animals, which have even-toed), a mammal in the world, standing at around 4-5m high, and the tallest giraffes ever recorded have been up to 5.9m. There are lots of Interesting Facts About Giraffes, let’s know some more one by one.

Facts About Giraffes

This giant mammal holds various interesting Facts About Giraffes that we can explore to get more information about them before starting the Tanzania Safari adventure. Animals are part of the nature-grace gifted from God.  A Giraffe can be the best example of the elegance of an extraordinary creature of God. Let’s take a look at the Quick Fun Facts About Giraffes.

Did you know that Giraffe is the tallest mammal on the earth?

Because they can grow up to 19 ft. and Weight 3,000 pounds, which is more than a double-decker bus and the height is an evolutionary adaption that allows it to feed on tall trees and other sources. They have an extensive tongue that can grow up to 21 inches which you will witness on your Tanzania Safari Tours if you are lucky!

Did you know that Giraffe has a too-short neck to reach the ground?

On your Tanzania Safari, you will also come across the fact that Giraffes have a too-short neck which is awkward to drink water from the ground, so they sprint their legs and drink water from the ground.

Who knew that Giraffes need to drink every few days?

Did you know that due to the too-short neck that the Giraffe has to reach the ground they find it difficult to drink water and because of that reason they drink water every few days? Well, you will notice this as well on your Tanzania Safaris Tour. Another reason for the same is that they can easily find their required water from their food.

Few would have known that Giraffes Spend most of the lives by standing up

Giraffes require the least amount of sleep only about two hours a day, so sometimes they can sleep standing up. Experience this on your exclusive Tanzania Safari Trips. This is the reason why they spending most of their lives by standing up.

Who knew that a calf could walk within an hour of birth?

Among the many Tanzania Safari Facts, the most interesting and mind-blowing is that – the female Giraffes deliver their offsprings standing, so the baby calf first knows to fall to the ground, and stand up within an hour. Interesting isn’t it?

Facts About Giraffes
Facts About Giraffes
Did you know that each body of Spots of a Giraffe differs from each other?

Just like humans, Giraffes have their own genetic patterns and our Tanzania Travel Guide will help you understand that. Just like our fingerprints the different body spots of Giraffes (none of which are identical to the other), help easily recognize hundreds of other Giraffes from their patterns.

Guess what – Giraffes need short periods to sleep! 

As you visit the Tanzania National Park, you will recognize that Giraffes are always active! They fold their legs under their body but mostly keeping their necks held high. Giraffe has been known to continue grazing on their resting position.  The giraffe can sleep in an extremely exposed position.  Hence they take rest for a very short period.

Did you know that Giraffes can eat 34 Kg foliage Per Day? 

While in any Tanzania Wildlife Park you will notice that a Giraffe prefers mostly leaves and twigs from the tops of the tree where any other browsing can’t reach theirs easily. So, they need to have 34 kg foliage or leaves per day to give their giant body the proper nutrition.

Who knew that Giraffe requires Less Food than other Herbivores? 

On your Tanzania Budget Safari, we at Jerry Tanzania Tours will showcase a completely different unseen world of Tanzania. Did you know that a Giraffe due to its great height consumes less food than others? This is because they can eat more nutritious leaves than others and feed their babies with nutritious milk to make them healthy.

Did you know that Giraffes are usually found in a group?

On your Tanzania Budget Camping Safari, you will notice that Giraffes usually live in a group. They live together up to 10 to 12 members together. There will not be males often in that group unless they are still under the care of their mothers.

Who knew that Giraffes have a Long-life Span Compared to ruminants?

As part of our customized Tanzania Safari Packages you will be visiting these incredible mammals and find that there is a Fact About Giraffes that in comparison to the ruminants, the giraffe can live 25 years hardly because they are highly prone to health problems and injuries. So, they have a shorter life span than any other ruminant.

Guess what – Giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks as humans

Among the Best Things To See In Tanzania are the Giraffe and even more interesting is the fact about their neck. With their long necks, giraffes are the tallest land-based mammals on Earth. The tallest species of giraffe can reach up to 20 feet tall—that’s equivalent to two basketball nets stacked on top of each other. Despite this impressive height, Giraffes possess the same number of neck vertebrae as humans: seven. The difference is the in the size of the vertebrae—The giraffe vertebrae can measure up to 11 inches in length and when combined with the other vertebrae and the skull, can weigh up to 600 pounds.

More Fascinating Facts About Giraffe With Jerry Tanzania Tours

Wondering How Much Does A Tanzania Safari Cost? Which is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania? With Jerry Tanzania Tours guiding you, get answers to all these questions and more. We are the number one Tanzania Safari Operator and can resolve all of your queries related to Tanzania Safari. You can also visit our Tanzania Safari Faq’s page to know more.

Enquire Now for more Facts About Giraffes or some great itinerary ideas from Jerry Tanzania Tours.

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