A Giraffe’s Heart Can Weigh Up To 25 Pounds

Welcome to “Discovery
World Safari.” On today’s episode, the giraffe. The giraffe is the
tallest land mammal, reaching heights
of up to 18 feet and weighing up to 3,000 pounds. Their necks can
grow up to 6 feet long, though they still have
the same number of vertebra as a human’s neck. Height isn’t their only
really impressive feature. A giraffe’s heart is 2 feet
long and weighs up to 25 pounds. It pumps 16 gallons
of blood per minute. You can tell the difference
between a male and female giraffe by their horns,
called ossicones. Both sexes have them. But the females’ horns are
smaller and covered with hair. Giraffes need only five to
30 minutes of sleep per day and achieve this in small naps
that span only a few minutes. Female giraffes give
birth standing up. Newborns fall more than
5 feet to the ground, but learn to stand up on their
own in less than 30 minutes and can be seen running
within 10 hours. Newborn giraffes usually
stand about 6 feet tall. You could tell how old a giraffe
is by looking at its spots. The darker the spots are,
the older the giraffe is. Please subscribe to the
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