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Giraffe: A typical mammal of the African savannas
Information and features:
- The Giraffe is a mammal that inhabits the African savannah region.
- Adult giraffes (males) can reach a height of 6 meters. Its long neck favors its eating habits, as giraffes feed primarily on tree leaves. Regarding the length, reach in the adult phase 2 meters.
- Although it is large, the giraffe is a very fast animal. It can run at a speed of 45 km / h.
- They have two to four small horns that are covered by skin.
- The body of the giraffes is covered by pink or golden hair with brown spots.
- A healthy animal lives on average 15 to 20 years.
- Female's gestation lasts from 420 to 450 days. The giraffe gives birth to only one cub at a time.
- Giraffes make few sounds and when they do it is in a very low tone.
- They live in flocks (groups) formed by few animals (from 5 to 10 on average).
“They spend most of their time eating leaves from the tree tops. They sleep on average 2-3 hours a day.
- The main species of giraffes are: reticulated giraffe, Angolan giraffe, masai giraffe, Nubian giraffe and South African giraffe.
Species: G. camelopardalis
- The main predators of adult giraffes are lions and leopards. Giraffe cubs are easy prey for lions, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles and wild dogs.
Giraffe cub with a few days of life.