Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) running on the African plains, South Africa

Giraffe

  • Giraffes reach a can grow to 14 to 19 feet tall
  • They’re vegetarians
  • Giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour
  • The placement and buldging of the giraffe eye provide for excellent peripheral vision
  • Giraffes have excellent visual acuity (sharpness of vision)
  • Giraffes’ long eyelashes are very sensitive, providing protection from branches as they graze