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Lives of Giraffes
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Lives of Giraffes

It’s easy to believe that giraffes are the tallest land animals. A newborn is taller than most humans. But did you know these stately vegetarians have a deadly kick?

Learn about their 6-foot-long, 600-pound neck that has only 7 vertebrae. Watch males in fierce, necking battles. And get to know one of the more unusual — and beautiful — animals on the African plains.

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A Tall Order

A Tall Order

As we age, veins often have trouble keeping blood moving in the right direction, which can cause problems. A treatment came from studying giraffes, which have skin that functions like a compression bandage. More...

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3M
Giraffe Population Drops 40% in 15 Years

Giraffe Population Drops 40% in 15 Years

Take a look at the "silent extinction" of the giraffe population in Africa, where numbers have dropped by 60,000 in the past 15 years. More...

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Discovery
Giraffe

Giraffe

Did you know giraffes give birth standing up? Watch videos, get the latest news stories, and learn more about the world’s tallest animal. More...

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BBC
Giraffe Got Game

Giraffe Got Game

Stay healthy by avoiding penguins, and you just might earn enough points to upgrade your giraffe’s hat and defenses. More...

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Addicting Games
Giraffe: Giraffa camelopardalis

Giraffe: Giraffa camelopardalis

Giraffes are famous for their long necks, but did you know they also have a 21-inch-long prehensile tongue for grabbing treetop treats? Get more fun facts. More...

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National Geographic
Giraffes

Giraffes

Giraffes can kill with one well-placed kick. Take a look at their unique patterns, neck battles, and absurdly low sleep requirement. Then, take a fun quiz. More...

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Sheppard Software
Growing Up Giraffe

Growing Up Giraffe

Watch a giraffe mother give birth, an orphaned giraffe grow up, and caretakers train and bond with their tall guests in this video series. More...

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Animal Planet
No Fists, Gentlemen, Just Necks

No Fists, Gentlemen, Just Necks

Necking (fighting) giraffes aren't always competing for females. Watch an exciting bout and learn the latest on the evolution of their long, strong necks. More...

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NPR
Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up

Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up

There is still much to know about this keystone African herbivore. Find out how researchers are studying giraffes in the field. More...

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New York Times
Six-Foot Baby Giraffe Makes Public Debut at Houston Zoo

Six-Foot Baby Giraffe Makes Public Debut at Houston Zoo

Take a look at cute Kamili, the baby giraffe born at the Houston Zoo. The 132-pound newborn is a triumph for the threatened species. More...

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The Telegraph
Tall Blondes: Giraffe Translocation

Tall Blondes: Giraffe Translocation

Need to move giraffes? Hire a giraffe wrangler. Find out what’s involved in giraffe relocation — and click around for more info on these African mammals. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Violent Giraffe Fight

Violent Giraffe Fight

Seeing graceful giraffes duke it out is an amazing sight that's rarely caught on film. Take a look at this dramatic battle for dominance. More...

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Discovery

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