We know giraffes are the tallest animals in the world and we’ve all seen them use their amazing long necks to reach leaves on tall trees.
But did you know they also eat grass on the ground?
And did you ever wonder how such a lanky, tall creature reaches down so low?
If you assumed their necks just… reached… well you’d be wrong.
Watch this magnificent video that reveals all:
I’ve never wondered how a Giraffe eats grass before, but this is majestic! pic.twitter.com/9pjbTugdKm— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) October 12, 2020
How cool is that!? It’s doing jumping jacks!
So for them eating grass is like leg day at the gym 🙆🏾♂️✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/VN4VVLEqkf— PHANTOM (@ThobaniJack_) October 12, 2020
With 10 million views and counting, the video has sent the internet on a giraffe fact finding mission. Apparently giraffes drink water the same way.
I just found out recently that the blood pressure in their head is different than the rest of their body so they can’t hold their heads down for long periods of time or else it’ll cause an imbalance. They’re fascinating 🦒— It don’t MATTER what my name is! (@lbrass3) October 13, 2020
And this is how giraffes fight: pic.twitter.com/OkXcFqyLH6— Tasneem Gani (@TazzyReloaded) October 12, 2020
They sleep like my little nephew.😫😫 pic.twitter.com/d5ykKPLu4g— Martine Jean (@MelangeMedia) October 13, 2020
So there you go! Do you feel a bit smarter now, and also a bit more in awe of giraffes? I sure do!￼
While we’re here celebrating all things giraffe, here are some more amazing facts about them:
* Their spots are like fingerprints - no two giraffes have the same pattern.
* They can sleep standing up and even give birth while standing up.
* They can survive on less than 30 minutes sleep each day, which they get from taking power naps!