The Giraffe Anatomy

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The unusual features of a giraffe's anatomy make them one of the most recognizable animals in the world. Their sheer size and gentle demeanor are mesmerizing to watch. Let's find out some more giraffe fun facts!

When giraffes are born, they are already huge at 6 feet tall and around 150 pounds.

Males can reach 2600 lbs, while females are typically smaller at around 1800 lbs.

Giraffes are herbivores preferring the leaves of acacia trees.

A giraffe’s tongue is blue and about 18 inches long. 

Since giraffes eat constantly with their tongues exposed 12 hours a day, they need protection from the sun.

Giraffes do have two horn-like structures on top of their heads called ossicones.

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