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1) How fast can a giraffe run?

They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances.

2) What color is a giraffe's tongue?

A giraffe's tongue is purplish-black, perhaps to protect against sunburn.

3) How many spots does a giraffe have?

The average giraffe has about 200 spots.

4) What is a giraffe's favorite food?

Their favorite leaves are from acacia trees. These trees have long thorns that keep most animals from eating them.

5) How much sleep do giraffes need each day?

Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period, but in captivity they sometimes sleep up to 4.6 hours per day.

6) What are the horn-like protuberances on the heads of giraffes called?

Ossicones are similar to the horns of antelopes and cattle, except that they are derived from ossified cartilage rather than living bone.

7) What is a group of giraffes called?

A towers typically has around 15 members led by an adult male.

8) How tall is a newborn giraffe?

A newborn calf weighs around 220 pounds, with a height of about 6.5 feet.

9) How long do giraffes usually live in the wild?

In the wild, giraffes usually live around 25 years. In captivity they can live up to 40 years.

10) How many species of giraffe are there?

Although taxonomic classifications of one to eight extant giraffe species have been described, based upon research into the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) currently recognizes only one species of giraffe with nine subspecies.