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  1. Longest necked animal Giraffes By: NH

  2. Scientific name for a giraffe is giraff camelopardalis • Common name is giraffe • A giraffe is a herbivore • Giraffes have a very long neck to help them get their food off of the trees Introduction

  3. Brown dots and white stripes surrounding the brown dots • Skin – colored horns • Long purple tongue • Long legs with split between hooved feet • White lower legs • Long tail with long tufted end • Very long neck-about six feet • Large pointed ears that flop down on the side of the head • Tail can be six feet long • Males weigh 2,600 pounds and female weigh 1,500 pounds • Males are 4.3 16 feet and females are 14 to 16 feet tall What a Giraffe looks like

  4. Giraffes can live for 25 years and so can their babies • Giraffes live in deserts and the temperature in a desert is 120 degrees and can go down to 45 degrees • Deserts have lots of sand and has very little rain each year so it is hard for a giraffe to survive Life Span

  5. Leaves • Seedpods • Flowers • Fruit • Grass • Thorns What Giraffes eat

  6. Lions • Tigers • Cheetahs • Hyenas • Wild dogs What kinds of Animals eat Giraffes?

  7. A giraffe lives in deserts all over the world • Deserts can go up to 120 degrees and can go down to 45 degrees • Giraffes live in grasslands • Giraffes live in forests Habitat

  8. The temperature in a desert is 120 degrees • A deserts temperature can also go down to 45 degrees Climate

  9. When a giraffes sees a predator it starts to run very fast • Giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour • When a giraffe sees a person come close up to it a giraffe will kick them in the face with its hooves Behavior

  10. Mate each year • Fifteen months after mating a female gives birth to one calf • After the baby drops to the ground, the mother licks it clean • Then the baby will try to stand up and drink its mothers milk Babies

  11. Seven neck bones inside it’s neck • Very long neck to help it look out for it’s predator s and to help it get it’s food • Very long legs to help it run very fast away from it’s predators Physiological Adaptations

  12. Brown dots and white stripes that help it blend in with trees • Long neck to help it see its prey and to get its food • Long eyelashes to help it not get any bugs in its eyes • Little nose to help not get any flies in its nose Physical Adaptation s

  13. Visual communication over several miles away • Travel in large herds • Runs 35 miles per hour • Large horns to help them fight against other animals Behavioral Adaptations

  14. When it has to get water they have to bend their neck 20 feet down into the water • A giraffe has a very long purple tongue • Very long neck to help it get water • Little nose to help not get any sticks inside • Naps only 2 hours a day • Lives in herds witch means group together • The only animal that would eat a giraffe is a lion Fun Facts