|PHOTO CAPTION: Petting a giraffe at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA.
So for me to feed a giraffe and to get close enough to pet it was very special. It was my giraffic moment. Giraffes are very gentle creatures and have a big heart. They have hearts that weigh close to 24-27 pounds and are up to three feet long. Their heart muscular walls are several inches thick.
|The boys feeding giraffe.
Their tongue is 18 inches long and black.
They have no tear ducts, though they have been seen crying.
Can gallop 35-37 miles per hour.
Usually only sleep five minutes at a time.
A baby is approximatley six feet tall.
A baby will typically begin walking within one hour from birth.