Giraffe

Luna the giraffe

Are you ready for some tall tales about these tall individuals?

  • Giraffes have the same number of bones in the neck as we do – seven. Valves in neck prevent blood rushing to the head when they bend down to drink
  • Babies stand at about two metres at birth - their horns lie flat at birth and pop up several days later
  • Originally from Africa
  • Giraffes eat mainly acacia leaves but also shoots fruits and other vegetation