Animal Project BY Kaitlin Maffett
Classification • Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder:ArtiodactylaFamily: GirragadaeGenus species: G. Camelopardalis
Habitat • You will most likely see these African animals in woodlands areas. They use grasslands only for traveling. • If fresh green food is available they do not need water. • They live in South Africa • No hibernation • Lions are their most threatening predator
Cool Facts • Giraffe is the tallest animal in the world, 16-18 feet. • They weigh up to 2000 pounds. • Giraffes live up to be 25 years of age.
Body System • Giraffes body patches are for camouflage . • Giraffes are endothermic. • They have long muscular tongues that can reach up to 18 inches. • Giraffes are ruminants, which means they regulate their food after partial digestion and chew it further. • They have four compartments in their stomach.
Diet • Giraffes are highly selective eaters. • Their diets consists of comprising leaves and shoots of trees and shrubs, also some vines and herbs.
Reproduction • Female giraffes conceive for the first time when 5 years old. • Calves are usually 6 feet tall and weigh about 100-150 pounds. • They stand up about 20 minutes after birth. • Mating is not seasonal.
Web cited • http://www.staff.brookings.k12.sd.us/Reidell/2006%20webprojects/7%20giraffe/7%20giraffe.htm • http://www.google.com/search?q=giraffe&hl=en&prmd=imvnsa&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=iOC7T4LvH4nVsgKqtoyLDA&sqi=2&ved=0CG0QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=823 • http://www.africa-wildlife-detective.com/giraffe.html • http://www.ehow.com/facts_5691160_giraffe-digestive-system.html • http://www.honoluluzoo.org/giraffe.htm