Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More Giraffe In Silhouette

Giraffes share their territory with many other animals. Shorter animals, of course.


Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Giraffe are having a quiet moment together.


Giraffe herds are casual as individuals come and go. Sight is the most highly developed of a giraffe's senses and determining the members of a herd of giraffes can be difficult as they can maintain visual contact for half a mile or more.


A giraffe can hold a branch in its mouth while it pulls off leaves with its tongue.


When giraffe babies are born, they drop five and a half feet to the ground. See the tiny hooves in the picture at the top left? About 40 minutes after the hooves appear, the baby drops.


The mother starts licking the baby.



Within an hour after its birth, the giraffe calf is standing. A giraffe calf weighs between 100-150 pounds and is about 6 feet tall. But next to an adult giraffe, it looks quiet small, doesn't it?

4 comments:

  1. Wow 100 lb & no complaints. ;)
    pk

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    1. But they look so little next to the adults, don't they?

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  2. Anna, are these silhouettes copyrighted?

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