Published on September 14, 2007
GIRAFFEBy Ethan Shenhar : GIRAFFE By Ethan Shenhar Climate Hot, dry African Savanna Vegetation Grass, leaves Surface Features Grassy Shelter Slide2: Giraffes Diet Behaviors Physical Features Quiz Interesting Facts Behaviors: Behaviors Giraffes rest/sleep while their necks are up. They walk in groups called herds, and look out for predators. They take care of their young all at the same time. Giraffes spread out their legs in a very uncomfortable position. Diet: Diet They can eat up to 75 pounds a day. They eat leaves off of Acacia trees. They have long necks to reach leaves off high branches. Males have longer necks so they eat from higher branches. Females eat from the lower branches. This way they don’t compete. Physical Features: Physical Features Giraffes have thick skin so that the ants on the Acacia trees that they eat don’t bite them. Giraffes have really, really long necks. Giraffe’s hearts are designed to pump blood strongly because they have to get the blood all the way up to their brain. Interesting Facts : Interesting Facts Both male and female giraffes have horns. A giraffe’s legs are so strong that they can kick a lion and kill it. There are 3 different types of giraffes: Reticulated giraffes, Masai giraffes, and Thornicroft giraffes. Quiz: Quiz How do giraffes eat? How much can a giraffe eat? Why does a giraffe’s heart have to beat so hard?