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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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Giraffes have horns because they are used as weapons during inter-species conflicts. Male giraffes battle with other males for access to resources, such as food, water or mates. While both genders possess the horns, the ... More »

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Riding a giraffe is possible but not very feasible. Shandor Larenty of South Africa has been raising an orphaned giraffe named Mara since 2012 and has been training her for riding since she was 3 months old. Larenty's gr... 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 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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Giraffes are herbivorous animals found in the plains of Africa. The great Savannah plains of Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe are home to these animals. Giraffes forage for food in the dry African brush and also eat leaves f... 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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