Giraffes, zebras and other exotic animals are actually running wild in some parts of Texas, taking a toll on the natural resources. popsci.com/story/animals/…
Acacias, the trees whose leaves are eaten by giraffes, release an airborne chemical called ethylene. Ethylene alerts nearby acacia trees to produce tannin, a toxin that makes the leaves poisonous, and lethal if over-consumed. Giraffes try avoiding this by eating trees downwind from another. tanzania-experience.com/b…
African acacia trees produce a toxic chemical when their leaves are grazed upon, and also emit gases to signal nearby trees to do the same. Giraffes try to outsmart them by grazing downwind so the trees can't alarm each other asknature.org/strategy/le…
Today I learned of the day-care sex-abuse hysteria, a moral panic of the 1980s early 1990s with charges against day-care providers of child abuse and Satanic ritual abuse. Claims included being flown to other locations, being abused in secret tunnels, the ritual killing of a giraffe and an elephant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day…
According to molecular evidence the closest living relatives of whales are the artiodactyls, a group of hoofed mammals that includes deer, cows, sheep, pigs, giraffes, camels and hippos nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Giraffe can run extremely fast - at a gallop they reach a speed of up to 60 km/h, which ranks them among the fastest animals in the savanna, right after the representatives of the cat family. needforscience.com/biolog…
Hatzegopteryx was the largest flying animal ever. With a skull nearly 3 meters long and a 10 meter wingspan, it was as tall as a giraffe and the top predator feeding on small dinosaurs prehistoric-wildlife.com/…
When a male giraffe is looking to impregnate a female, it brushes her read end with his nose to prompt urination. When she starts to pee, the male tastes the urine so he can the detect hormones that confirm whether she is ready to mate. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
An alternative name for the giraffe is "cameleopard", which comes from the Greek "kamΔ“lopΓ‘rdalis". jakubmarian.com/origin-of…
Giraffes have long been known as one of the mammals in the world that are not able to swim. Scientists believed that the long neck of the giraffe and the long legs would not provide enough energy to support its neck while in water worldatlas.com/amp/articl…
A giraffe heart spans 2 feet and weighs 25 pounds victoriaadvocate.com/361m…
Morphogenesis, the math behind for example a giraffes spots or a zebras stripes. This theory coined by Turing found that these apparently random patterns have a mathematic order. bbcearth.com/blog/?articl…
Giraffes only require about 30 minutes of sleep per day... with an average lifespan of 25 years, they’re conscious for most of it. boredpanda.com/giraffes-s…
Giraffes in Africa have different patterns based on the region they originate from earthlymission.com/region…
Giraffes have dark tongues to prevent them from suffering from sunburn. lionworldtravel.com/news/…
When they were filming the 1967 Dr. Dolittle production was delayed because a giraffe stepped on its own dick telegraph.co.uk/films/0/d…
The knobby bumps on a giraffes head are not bone antlers (as with deer) but are hard cartilage (like the hard part of a human ear), and add weight and firmness that allow the giraffe to use its neck and head as a ball and chain flail and deliver fatal blows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oss…
There was once a camel in North America with a neck like a giraffe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aep…
Before mating, a male giraffe will apply pressure to a female giraffe's rear in order to make her pee. He then tastes the pee to determine if the giraffe is fertile. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Giraffes were thought to be nearly completely silent because their long necks make vocal vibration difficult. However, researchers spent 8 years recording almost 1000 hours of audio at three zoos and discovered that giraffes produce a deep, spooky humming noise, almost like tantric chanting. thescienceexplorer.com/na…
Today I learned of the Okapi, a cousin of the giraffe, with stripes like a zebra on its hind legs and scent glands on the bottom of its feet to track other neighboring okapi. rainforest-alliance.org/s…
Today I learned of the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, one of the biggest known flying animals of all time. It stood about as tall as a giraffe and had a wingspan as wide as the length of a gas tanker truck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Giraffes' closest relatives are Okapis, half-zebra, half-giraffe, and ossicones! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oka…
There was once a flying reptile the size of a giraffe. Its weight is estimated to range from 70 to 250 kgs. Its wingspan was over 10 m. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
With only three exceptions, all mammals, no matter their size, have seven neck vertebrae: bats, giraffes, whales, humans, etc. The only exceptions are the manatee and 2-toed sloth, with six vertebrae, and the 3-toed sloth, with nine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
Giraffes fight by swinging their necks at each other. youtube.com/watch?v=KQLPL…
In Arthurian legend, the Questing Beast was a creature with the head of a serpent, body of a leopard, haunches of a lion, and feet of a deer. It may have inspired by third-hand descriptions of giraffes from merchants arthurlegends.com/the-que…
America's Pronghorn "Antelope" is 2nd in Running Speed (55 mph) Only to the Cheetah; that it Likely Evolved this Speed to Outrun the Now-Extinct American Cheetah; and that, Despite Appearances, it is NOT an Antelope at All, but Rather Most Closely Related to Giraffes! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Giraffes only sleep 30 minutes a day thomsonsafaris.com/blog/s…
The gerenuk or giraffe gazelle (Litocranius walleri) is a long-necked antelope found in arid areas of eastern Africa. Primarily a browser, gerenuks forage on leaves and fruits, sometimes even standing on their hind legs and elongating their necks to feed. Male gerenuks have lyre-shaped horns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Surrealist painter Salvador DalΓ­ and the Marx Brothers had planned on making a movie called "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" together, but it was never produced. A graphic novel was eventually made based on the screenplay. npr.org/2019/04/07/710032…
NASA investigates giraffe blood system to improve suit for astronauts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
Giraffes are kosher to eat but camels are not en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos…
Giraffes sleep using their own butts as pillows boredpanda.com/giraffes-s…
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512+ animals on a safari, the menagerie included: 17 lions, 3 leopards, 7 cheetahs, 9 hyenas, 11 elephants, 20 rhino, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 giraffes, 4 flamingos, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, 4 crocodiles, 4 pythons, 2 vultures, and a pelican. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting, and they give birth standing up. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day. switchzoo.com/profiles/gi…
Giraffes have the same number of bones in their neck as humans animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
In the 1400s chinese explorer Zhang He shipped a Giraffe from Kenya to China smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Tyrannosaurus Rex was only 4.6 - 6.1 metres tall, about the same size as a giraffe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyr…
The Copenhagen Zoo killed and dissected, 2 year old giraffe 'Marius' in public, and fed him to the lions, and then 1 month later, culled 4 lions because 'they were introducing a male lion and did not want to disrupt the pride's natural structure and behaviour'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop…
Birds roost in giraffe crotches at night insidescience.org/news/th…
"Giraffe" is a relatively new term. Before the 1600s they were known as "Camelopards". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
Gay sex accounts for more than 90% of all observed sexual activity in giraffes dw.com/en/10-animal-speci…
Okapis are the only known relative to giraffes youtube.com/watch?v=ImrUr…
Giraffes do communicate, but the frequency is so low people cannot hear it. sciencing.com/giraffes-co…
Jeff Minter co-created the space shooter game Space Giraffe, similar to Tempest. Pre-release, he wrote that the main character resembled a giraffe, which prompted many calls that the game be named Space Giraffe. It became the working title, but due to widespread publicity, they kept the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Brown bats, with 20 hours of sleep, sleep the most of any animal. Giraffes can go for weeks without napping, needing 30 minutes to fully recharge. blog.education.nationalge…
Young giraffes can moo. Even though adult giraffes do not often make noise audible to human ears, a baby giraffe may "moo," especially if it is in a stressful situation. The sound is very similar to a young calf calling out to its mother. owlcation.com/stem/What-S…
Roman Emperor Commodus was known for fighting exotic animals in the arena, often to the horror of the Roman people. He once killed a giraffe, which was considered to be a strange and helpless beast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. thomsonsafaris.com/blog/s…
Despite its incredible length, the neck of a giraffe only contains 7 vertebrae-- the same number humans have animals.howstuffworks.com…
Giraffe bread is the exact same thing as Tiger bread. Sainsbury’s renamed it to Giraffe bread after receiving a letter from a 3 y/o girl saying it looked more like giraffe. bbc.co.uk/news/business-1…
Giraffes sleep in five minute intervals and only around thirty minutes total a day. sleepfoundation.org/artic…
A group of giraffes is called a tower reference.com/pets-animal…
Giraffes sleep the least of any mammal--as little as 30 minutes/day thomsonsafaris.com/blog/s…
Both giraffes and humans have the same amount of neck vertebrae (7), only each giraffe vertebrae is almost a foot long animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Today I learned of the Quetzalcoatlus, named after the mesoamerican snake god, and the largest flying animal of all time standing as tall as a fully grown giraffe that could fly across continents entire continents eartharchives.org/article…
A giraffes tongue is a half meter long. giraffeconservation.org/f…
Giraffes have the same number of cervical vertebra (seven) as a human being, they are just much much larger. boneclones.com/product/gi…
Former NBA player, Marcin Gortat, owns a giraffe. foxsports.com/nba/story/m…
Giraffes have valves that control blood flow up and down their necks. Without them they would pass out after lifting their head up from ground level. nytimes.com/2014/10/07/sc…
Elephants and giraffes are the mammals that sleep the least, at just two hour per day. myanimals.com/the-animal-…
All ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, giraffes, deer, don't have top front teeth and have a tough dental pad on their top lip instead clovermeadowsbeef.com/cow…
After a dueling, it's common for two male giraffes to have sex with eachother. Such interactions between males have been found to be more frequent than heterosexual coupling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
Giraffes have a natural blood pressure of about 280/180, and have a complex series of mechanisms in their circulatory system to prevent brain hemorrhage as their heads rapidly change elevation, such as when standing up from taking a drink. animalanswers.co.uk/anima…
Apes are the only mammals known to not be able to swim, with giraffes being another possible but unconfirmed candidate. Every other mammal in existence is believed to be able to swim. bbc.com/earth/story/20170…
Giraffes may not have evolved long necks solely for browsing on tall trees as males compete over mating rights by flailing their long necks to bludgeon one another, which is referred as "necking". bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Giraffe sleep tend to last no more than a few minutes at a time. In the zoo giraffes studied in Netherlands, 24 percent of REM-sleep episodes lasted less than a minute sciencing.com/giraffes-sl…
Whales are classified as even-toed ungulates, the same family as giraffes, pigs, bison and elk, despite the fact that they have no toes at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
The pronghorn, despite looking like a deer or antelope, is more closely related to modern day giraffes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The Pronghorn (aka American antelope) which evolved to outrun the now-extinct American Cheetah, is more closely related to giraffes than any north American animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the most highly prized fish used in sushi is one step ahead than giraffes on the race to extintion, being considered 'endangered' while giraffes along with pacific bluefin tuna are considered 'vulnerable'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Giraffes aren't all the same species. There are actually 4 genetically distinct species of giraffe. cell.com/current-biology/…
Today I learned of the okapi, aka the zebra giraffe, that was once considered a cryptid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oka…
Giraffes have been called "especially gay" for often engaging in homosexual behavior more than heterosexual sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male's Mouth todayifoundout.com/index.…
Giraffes are becoming endangered, with a 40% population decline in the last 30 years. There are fewer giraffes in Africa than elephants. time.com/4750296/giraffes…
The Giraffe scene from Hangover 3 actually happened about a year after the films release iol.co.za/news/outrage-ov…
Greeks thought the Giraffe was a mythical crossbreed of Camel and a Leopard called a Cameleopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
The sound giraffes make: they hum. time.com/4043387/giraffes…
In 2009, someone made a bet with their friend that they could collect 1,000,000 drawings of giraffes just by asking the people of the internet to create them. The person succeeded in 440 days, winning the bet and proving the power of the internet. onemilliongiraffes.com
The closest living relative of the pronghorn (also known as the American antelope) is actually a giraffe mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The giraffe has got the highest blood pressure in the animal kingdom because its heart have to pump hard against gravity in order to reach its head. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Herd animals in the wild often hang around with giraffes. The giraffes, being so tall, give the herd animals such as Zebra and Wildebeest an early warning of lions sneaking up on them. These herd animals benefit by having friends in high places (quite literally). wetu.com/iBrochure/en/Pho…
Giraffes can clean their ears with their tongues. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Quetzalcoatlus northropi was the largest known animal to ever fly. Being as tall as a Giraffe and with the wingspan of an F-16 Fighter (45-60 feet) dinopedia.wikia.com/wiki/…
The "horns" on a giraffe's head are called ossicones, and are flat at birth to avoid injury, only growing erect later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oss…
When Julius Caesar discovered giraffes, he named them "Camelopards" since they reminded him both of camels and leopards. penelope.uchicago.edu/~gr…
Giraffe patches can be seen via infrared as they act as "thermal windows" to aid releasing body heat and cooling the animal. giraffeconservation.org/f…
Giraffes only sleep 30 minutes a day, were thought until the 1950's to not sleep at all, and only kneel down to drink water once every few days. Of all mammals giraffes sleep the least. boredpanda.com/giraffes-s…
Giraffes have the same number of neck bones (vertebrate) as humans. We both have 7, but theirs are much longer. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
In the New York Harbor, among many other strange finds, The Army Corps of Engineers once located a grand piano and a *giraffe* carcass. nymag.com/news/features/5…
After fighting, giraffes have gay sex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
Giraffes can last longer without drinking water than camels oliversozone.com/blog/whi…
Male giraffes headbutt female giraffes in the bladder until she urinates. The male giraffe will then taste the urine to see if he can mate with her. iloveuselessknowledge.com…
In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 m (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Giraffes tongues are blue because when feeding, their tongues are frequently out of their mouths and exposed to sunlight, so the dark coloration serves to prevent them from getting sunburned. reference.com/pets-animal…
All mammals have the same number of vertebrae in their necks regardless of whether they are a giraffe, a mouse, or a human. But both sloths and manatees are exceptions to this rule having abnormal numbers of cervical vertebrae. researchgate.net/figure/S…
In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12m/39ft high to ensure that giraffes can safely pass underneath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…

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