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Pictures of Giraffe (Giraffa camilopardalis)
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Pictures of Giraffe (Giraffa camilopardalis)

The Giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. This gregarious animal lives in herds from 3-40 and sometimes more. Both sexes have horns. The cow's horns turn inwards. Giraffe can run at up to 55 Kms per hour. When they run the hind feet are swung forward and outside of the fore feet. The forelimbs and the hind limbs move together, instead of diagonally as in a Zebra. Giraffe are browsers, feeding as high as 6 metres above ground. Thorns do not harm their mouths. They have a long prehensile upper lip and extendable tongue which is used to strip leaves and twigs off trees. Gestation is 450 days.




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