A relaxing giraffe

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.

Their legs alone are taller than many humans.

They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances.

A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.

Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.

A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.

Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time.

So why not draw a giraffe, right??

Although it spends most of it’s life standing up, this is a giraffe taking a well deserved break 🙂

Relaxing giraffe

6 thoughts on “A relaxing giraffe

  1. They are amazing creatures for sure. Even the technical difficulties of having heart and arteries able to feed the brain sufficiently both neck up and down, some serious pressure going on there.

    Well done on your picture.

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