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Giraffes have 32 powerful teeth that they use to grind and chew up food, such as leaves and twigs. However, their teeth are positioned at the back of their skull and not the front of their mouth. Humans can feed giraffes... More »

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According to National Geographic, the average lifespan for a giraffe in the wild is 25 years. Giraffes have been known to live longer when in captivity in zoos. More »

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Since giraffes are ruminants, it is very rare for the animal to vomit and, in the very rare instances that they do regurgitate food out of their mouths, it will still be different from vomiting. Questions about the way g... More »

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Giraffes eat buds and leaves from vegetation. They forage from trees, bushes and shrubs, and occasionally dine on grass. The exact makeup of their diet varies with their immediate surroundings and the season; however, al... More »

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Giraffes only sleep about 30 minutes during a 24-hour period. They tend to sleep in small, 5-minute increments to maintain their safety. More »

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Giraffes have only one heart. However, the giraffe does have a very powerful heart, which helps to pump blood throughout the animal’s long neck and legs. More »

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Giraffes can jump. Even though giraffes technically have the ability to jump, it is not generally in their nature to jump. The highest recorded fence jumped by a giraffe was 1 meter high. More »

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