What Color Is a Giraffe's Tongue?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 5:26:36 PM ET
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A giraffe's tongue appears to be black, purple or blue on the tip, and it is pink toward the throat and on the underside. The prehensile tongue is perfectly adapted to its favorite food, the leaves of the acacia tree. The dark coloration may protect the tongue from sunburn.