Even though their necks are much, much longer than ours they still only have 7 neck bones – the same as humans and most other mammals!
Their long necks help them find leaves that are well out of reach of their rivals. This, coupled with their 45cm long, black tongue, also helps them remove leaves from spiky acacia trees. In fact, their tongue is so long that they can clean their noses and even their eyes with it!
If you love our giraffes then why not adopt one? Isabella is a firm favourite on our children’s adoption scheme but if you’re struggling to choose (or are older than 16!) then our adult scheme has giraffe adoptions too!
Find out more fun facts at our daily giraffe talk.
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We had a totally happy family - aged between 76 and 3 months - the monkeys, lemurs, giraffes, tigers and snow leopards were a major triumph.Carol, 26th June 2019