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How Does A Giraffe Adapt To Its Environment?

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Giraffes are one of the world's tallest mammals. They are well known for their long necks, long legs, and spotted patterns. Giraffes have small "horns" on top of their heads that grow to be about five inches long. These knobs are used to protect the head in fights. They life to about 25 years in the wild. Giraffes live in the savannas of Africa, where they roam freely among the tall trees, dense forests and open plains. This is why they have their long necks, Their long necks help giraffes eat leaves from tall trees, they normally eat leaves from acacia trees. If they need to, giraffes can go for several days without water. Instead of drinking, giraffes stay hydrated by the moisture from leaves, so their necks are very important to keep them alive.
They are also very fast runners so are able to run away from predators when needed.
Another feature is their extraordinary tongue, which helps them to eat and chew plants. It helps them to grab them off the bush by wrapping their tongue around the branch and aggressively pulling them off. Their tongues can change in size, but the typical size of their tongue is about 18 inches. Both the tongue and lips of a giraffe help it to eat its dinner. This is because the skin around each is very tough. This means that they will not get pricked by the thorns on the plants that they eat.
Like many animals, giraffes have camouflage coloured coat which helps the die in with the bush of tree when predators want them as their prey.
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They have long legs which can help them run faster (long strides) and the have dark tongues which ensure it doesn't become sunburned whilst eating.
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They have a big heart that is said to work 2-3 times stronger than one of a human. :P
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Giraffes are the tallest animal in the world and their neck is very long, enabling them to reach the highest branches where leaves (their source of food) is more plentiful.

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