What is so special about giraffes?
Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks.
A giraffe’s legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet .
These long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles an hour over longer distances..
What do giraffes eat facts for kids?
Giraffes like to roam and browse for their food, with Acacia leaves and shoots making up the bulk of their diet. They also enjoy leaves, herbs, and vines. Despite popular belief, most giraffes do not eat very much grass.
Do giraffes hurt humans?
An American trophy hunter has kicked off another social media furore after defending a recent giraffe kill in South Africa by claiming they were “very dangerous animals”. In one sense she is right – giraffes are big and strong and you certainly wouldn’t want one kicking you. But attacks on humans are very rare.
Do giraffes have two hearts?
Three hearts, to be exact. There is a systemic (main) heart. Two lesser hearts pump blood to the gills where waste is discarded and oxygen is received. They work like the right side of the human heart.