Giraffe (Giraffidae)

These beautiful animals with their long necks are unique to Africa. People love these long-neck animals that are very calm and relaxed.

The males are usually taller than the females and can reach lengths of up to 6 m and can weigh up to 1 280 kg. These long- neck animals can run up to 50 km/h.

There are only seven vertebrae in a giraffe’s neck.

The name in Afrikaans is Kameelperd, in Venda Thuda and in Tswana Thutlwa.

They prefer leaves and will sometimes eat grass. They have extremely long tongues of up to 45 cm long. Herds of up to 30 animals have been noticed with males and females mixed.

Their pregnancy period is 15 months and twins are not unusual.

The actual track is 19 cm long.

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