Known for their long neck and spots, giraffes have been on earth for more than 20 million years now. The first giraffe was called the Climacoceras, which resembled a deer like creature and was alive during the early Miocene interval, The Climacoceras was not as big as the giraffes today. They actually measured about 1.5 m in height and weight about 100 kg. Today, giraffes step around 15 – 9 feet and may weigh an astonishing 1600 pounds. The”horns” in their minds are called Ossicones. Females have a tuft of fur atop of the horns, whereas the men horns are bald. The Ossicones are occasionally utilised in a fight, but giraffes usually use there long necks or strong hooves to attack. “Necking” can be done to establish strength and dominance between two males
Giraffes are actually quite timid and can eat about 140 pounds of food each day! They’re herbivores, which means they eat no meat at all. They eat twigs, grass, shrubs and fruit. Their necks make it easy for them to feast on several twigs and leaves since the neck is 5 feet in length. Their large necks also helps them spot predators from afar. Giraffes have few enemies because of their height and the tiny amount of sleep they get. They sleep around 2 hours each day, making it more difficult for predators to attack. These long-legged animals also run pretty quickly, with a speed of up to 30 mph. The areas that run throughout the entire body is used for camouflage and can help them hide from predators.
The beautiful look of the giraffe was used in home decor today. Beautiful wooden giraffe carvings have created an exotic look to the house while adorable giraffe bedding was utilized to create a fun and unique jungle-themed bedroom.