Saturday, January 11, 2014

Amazing Animal Facts: Giraffes

Question: Which of the following describes an amazing animal fact about giraffes:

   (a)  They are faster than a horse
   (b)  They can go longer than a camel without water
   (c)  They have as many vertebrae in their neck as a human
   (d)  All of the above

If you chose (d) then you're correct! That's right - all of the above describe giraffes.  They are faster than horses mainly because every step a giraffe takes is about 15 feet in length.

In addition, the fact that giraffes can drink up to 12 gallons of water in one sitting helps them go longer than a camel without water - a camel!

Can you guess how many neck vertebrae are in a human and giraffe neck? If you guessed 7 you're right! As you probably guessed, though, giraffe neck vertebrae are much longer than a human's.  Good thing!

Aren't giraffes amazing!?

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