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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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While giraffes have the ability to float in water, there have been no definite observations of giraffes actually swimming, according to Scientific American. Ethical concerns make it difficult to test a giraffe's ability ... More »

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You can purchase a giraffe from exotic animal breeders or zoos that are going out of business. Like most exotic pets, you will need a special permit to keep a giraffe on your property. 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 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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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. More »

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