Giraffe

Giraffe 

Name: Giraffe  
Scientific name: Camelopardalis 
Range: continent 
Habitat:  Dry, tree-scattered parcel of land south of the Desert 
Status:  Not vulnerable 
Diet: tree tree leaves, grass, and low birthing bushes 
Diet within the Zoo: brute diet 
Location within the Zoo: African Savannah

Giraffe 

Physical description


Average male height seventeen feet (5.3 meters), Weight averages 1800 pounds (800 kg).  The ungulate  animals have chestnut brown blotches on buff coloured fur.  The spots on the fur darken because the animal ages.  Giraffes have terribly long, versatile tongues and lips to travel at the side of their long slender necks. The male giraffe's neck continues to grow once sexual maturity has been reached, whereas the females' neck stops growing once maturity is reached at concerning ten years elderly. Giraffes have seven vertebrae in their necks, even as humans do. they need terribly massive eyes on the edges of their head, atop a optical instrument like neck, that offer them rattling sightedness. conjointly on the highest of their head, they carry 2-4 short horns that lie below the skin. Their eight in. ears offer them a decent sense of hearing

Giraffe 

  General information

Giraffes tend to travel in herds that fluctuate from as few as three to as several as fifteen in variety.  The females tend to stay along in family teams whereas they lose a number of their young males to all-bachelor teams.  These herds could separate to graze for the day, however they forever keep inside hearing and vision vary of every alternative. an over sized male could consume up to seventy five pounds of food each twenty four hours.  Their abdomen is sort of a cow's abdomen, having e four chambers that need the animal to chew its cud, paw sized balls of chewed food that ar regurgitated. These animals are thought to be terribly intelligent
  
Giraffe 
  

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The birth of a ruminant is that the most dangerous time in its life. virtually 1/2 all newborns are killed by predators inside the primary jiffy.  A newborn calf, deliberation between 120-150 pounds and standing half dozen feet tall, sometimes stands inside many minutes Associate in Nursingd begins nursing inside an hour.   The mother hides her calf for the primary month making an attempt to stay it safe from predators. tenderness and protection is shown by the mother by rubbing, touching, sniffing, and licking her baby.  The calves begin taking part in in "nursery" teams at concerning two months elderly, learning necessary survival skills

Giraffe 

Special anatomical, physiological or behavioral diversification
  
The long muscular necks were once thought to be explained by Darwin's selection theory, however ar currently aforementioned to possess crop up by sexual choice. The male giraffes use their neck and head to battle for a feminine in mono estrous. the load of the weapon, the head, produces nice momentum once being swung at the chest, ribs, legs and neck of their opponent. This act, referred to as "necking", will cause nice injury and even death. At one installation in North America, a keeper accidentally allowed 2 males to induce into an equivalent pen with a feminine in heat. The smaller male was killed once his opponent punched a hole in his neck just under the ear, chipping a vertebrate and penetrating the spine. consultants appear to assume that, thanks to this necking behavior, giraffes evolved through sexual choice. This conjointly explains the very fact that these animals pay fifty p.c of their time grazing at bushes below their shoulder

Giraffe 

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