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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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The sound made by male giraffes is similar to a loud human cough and is used to attract a potential mate. Researchers have observed giraffes making noises both in the wild and in captivity, often during the mating season... 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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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 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 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 primarily communicate with each other using infrasonic sounds and vibrations, much like dolphins and some whales. Although giraffes are among the tallest mammals on the planet, they are some of the most silent. ... More »

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