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An Informative Giraffe Quiz

Amruta Deshpande May 20, 2021

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
We all know that  Giraffe is the tallest animal around! But what else do we know of this mighty animal??

Take this challenge to know more.
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The largest ruminant and the tallest living animal, the Giraffe or Giraffa, belongs to the species Giraffa Camelopardalis under the Giraffidae family.
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Based on the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA of the giraffe, the International Union for Conservation of Nature currently recognizes only 1 species with 9 sub-species.
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Due to their tall body structure, the giraffes prefer the wide and open spaces of the Savanah where they can keep a watch on their predators and also outrun them.

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Although the Okapi, also known as Forest Giraffe or Zebra Giraffe looks more of a relative to the Zebra, it falls under the same family Giraffidae as that of the Giraffe.
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A group of about 15 giraffes when together, is called a Tower, and while on the move  are called a Journey.
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The giraffe generally lives around 20-25 years in the wild and lives a little longer in captivity which can go up to 40 years.
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With over a six-foot long neck, the giraffe has a tongue which is about 45-50 cm in length and is purplish black in color.

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The giraffe’s diet mainly consists of the fruits, flowers & leaves of the Acacia species which grow at a height and can be easily reached with the help of its long neck.

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The horns or the extensions covered with skin on the skull of a giraffe are called Ossicones and males have bald tops while females have furry tufts.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The giraffes have 7 neck vertebrae just like the humans. Each vertebra is as long as 10 inches.
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