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Giraffes' natural habitat is the tropical African savanna, a grass-covered ecosystem with widely spread trees and shrubs. The openness allows giraffes to maneuver their tall frames around the vegetation with ease. Giraff... More »

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The giraffe is adapted to its habitat by being able to reach high food with its long neck and tall body. This gives it an advantage during times of food scarcity and drought when the only sustenance is up high on trees. More »

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The general giraffe population throughout Africa is starting to decline, with the West African giraffe having the lowest population at less than 300. With less than 80,000 giraffes in Africa, the Giraffe Conservation Fou... More »

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The giraffe, or giraffa camelopardalis, is endangered due to habitat loss, the breaking up of habitat areas, the lack of suitability in existing habitats, poaching and new human population growth. Giraffes need to find h... More »

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The giraffe is adapted to its habitat by being able to reach high food with its long neck and tall body. This gives it an advantage during times of food scarcity and drought when the only sustenance is up high on trees. More »

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Giraffes lie down on rare occasions. More often than not, giraffes remain standing while they rest as there are constant threats to their survival, and they must remain alert. More »

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The giraffe is a tall mammal with long legs, a spotted coat and an elongated neck. This mammal is the tallest in the world, with male giraffes growing as tall as 18 feet. More »

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