Giraffes are considered the tallest living animals in the world and are commonly seen in African Country. These magnificent animals are characterized by their long necks. Here are four interesting facts about giraffes:
1. The tallest living animal on earth is the Giraffe.
When entirely grown, all male Giraffes can be able to reach a height up to almost 20 ft., of course, these mammals are elongated neck and their weight is slightly over a ton. That’s why the Giraffes are the tallest living animals on the earth.
2. There Are 9 Subspecies Of Giraffes
All Giraffes belong to the same species and genus, Giraffa camelopardalis, zoologists recognize nine distinct subspecies: the Reticulated Giraffe, the Masai Giraffe, the Nubian Giraffe, the Kordofan Giraffe, the Angolan Giraffe, the South African Giraffe, the Rhodesian Giraffe, Rothschild’s Giraffe, and the West African Giraffe. Most zoological gardens Giraffes are either Rothschild or the reticulated variety, which are approximately similar in dimension but it can be also distinguished by their forms of coats.
3. Giraffe’s Don’t Have Horns They Have Ossicones
The unique structures of Giraffes are the ossicones. They are not quite ornamental bumps and not quite horns. Ossicones are hardened little pieces of cartilage.
4. Giraffes Use Their Neck To Assert Dominance
Why Giraffes have long necks? The apparent answer is that their long necks allow them to reach high vegetation, as they are herbivores. But male giraffes also use their neck when battling and asserting dominance.