Can Giraffes Sit Down?

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Giraffes can sit down, but they rarely do. Due to their peculiar shape and structure, giraffes are not commonly found sitting, as it would create an imbalance in their bodies due to their long, heavy necks.

Another reason giraffes do not sit is that this position makes it very difficult for them to get back up again, which makes them extremely vulnerable to predators. Giraffes can lie down by folding their legs so that they rest under their bodies. The giraffe keeps its neck straight in the air while doing this and may even continue to graze from the treetops.