Tag: Giraffe


WHY DO ELEPHANTS HAVE TRUNKS? WHY DO GIRAFFES HAVE PURPLE TONGUES?

If you have ever wanted to know all of your questions about elephants or giraffes, Peter Wrege from the Elephant Listening Project and Steph Fennessy with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have the answers. For example, the trunk is a unique part of the elephant. The trunk alone has over 40,000 muscles and is more than […]

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Yikes. Giraffes Now on Endangered Species List

In the year of 2011, western black rhinos were declared extinct, and unfortunately, statistics are showing that giraffes are not far from the same fate. These extinctions are often a result of human behaviors such as environmental destruction and harmful hunting practices such as poaching. There are two larger subspecies of giraffes: the Kordofan giraffe, […]

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Giraffe

Important Giraffe facts An estimated 95k remain Live across 4 different countries Females range on more than 2 square miles of territory Scientific Name Litocranius walleri Weight 80 to 115 lb. Size 35 to 40 in. at the shoulder Life span Up to 13 years in captivity Habitat Woodland forest to open plains Diet Herbivorous […]

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Baby Giraffes Stand Within Minutes of Birth. How Do They Do It?

It is amazing that baby giraffes are able to stand within minutes of birth. Some people cannot fathom how that is possible. However, it is not as crazy as someone might think. A baby giraffe is obviously much bigger than a baby human. With that, they have four legs that are much stronger than a […]

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PICTURES: Spot the snow giraffe | CapeTown ETC

Most people don't think of snow and giraffes and elephants and the like in the same sentence, but a surprise snow fall in the Matroosberg Reserve gave residents a cool adventure. The snow quickly disappeared, but not before Ishani Chetty(writing for the Cape {Town} Etc website) was able to capture some unique images of the […]

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Heard of Snow Leopards? What about Snow Elephants?

Elephants and giraffes can be seen between snow-covered trees in the Karoo semi-desert at the Asanta Sana Game Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. When thinking about game parks‚ one normally thinks about animals feeding on big‚ green trees‚ rolling hills and bright hot sun. But these are very different scenes. Giraffe, elephant and […]

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The Best Luxury Family Safaris – For the Vacation of a Lifetime

“I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.” Sir David Attenborough 9 Reasons an African Family Safari is Different to Every Other Vacation Safari is both a celebration of Africa’s wildlife […]

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