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A giraffe’s lifespan is up to twenty-six years in the wild and thirty-six years in captivity. Giraffes live on dry savannas and open woodland. They range south in the Sahara and in large numbers only in East Africa. Giraffes are herbivores, they eat mainly on leaves from acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees. Scientists have discovered many interesting facts about giraffes.
Now you will learn about some other extreme features of giraffes which are their legs, skin coloring, and necks. To bend down, a giraffe spreads its forelegs and then lowers its head to lick salt from a natural salt deposit. A giraffe can even move its legs at a forty-five degree angle. These animals can run very fast because of their long legs and hard hooves. Their skin coloring provides great camouflage because it has many patches of different sizes and color.
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Introduction The Giraffe is one of the most interesting creatures on earth, it is the tallest land animal on the planet and it has the tallest neck among all creatures. It is originated in Africa and it inhabits the savannahs, grass lands and woodlands. Although it has thin legs, it has a very strong kick that can lead to fatal injuries to any animal that tries to prey on it, especially lions which are more likely to target giraffes than any other animals. The giraffe would fight with other giraffes using its neck rather than its legs because legs can be fatal and dominance in the giraffe family is only shown by using the neck. The giraffe’s appearances are similar to camels in terms of features such as hooves, tall legs and long tongues, and its body movements are also similar because both animals have 4 long legs.
On top of living in the African savannas, some giraffe populations also natural... ... middle of paper ... ...in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 16:1–20 Fennessy, J., Ecology of desert-dwelling giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis in northwestern Namibia. Sydney Journal of Biological Sciences 43:18-33 Parker, D. and Bernard, R., 2005. The Diet and Ecological Role of Giraffe ( Giraffa Camelopardalis ) Introduced to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Zoology 267:203-208 Young, T. and Isbell L., 2010.
The reason for the long tails that cheetahs have is to provide balance to it when it runs (Russell). Milton Hildebrand, an American Zoologist at the University of California, Davis, notes in his journal that the cheetah has sharp flexion of wrist and ankle joints as their respective girdles pass over them is described and interpreted (Hildebrand 84). All the features cheetahs have, especially speed, are used to hunt prey. “A cheetah can accelerate to a running speed of more than 60 miles per hour in just two to three seconds, sustaining that speed for up to 1,000 feet (Encarta).” In the cheetah world, speed is the most important super power it has and it is also used for hunting prey ... ... middle of paper ... ...encarta.msn.com Cheetah Hunting Behaviors: Cheetahs Are Very Graceful Animals. http://www.spfdbus.com/JessZoo/Cheetahbabies/info/hunting.htm Dickman, Amy J.and Marker, Laurie L. Journal of Mammalogy: Morphology, Pysical Condition, and Growth of the Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus Jubatus).
(Minard, 1) When chimpanzee archeological sites were found in 2007 in West Africa, archeologist Julio Mercader along with primatologist Christophe Boesch observed the rocks used today by the chimpanzees in West Africa, the only chimpanzees to use rocks to open nuts, resemble those found at the prehistoric sites. (Bower, 24) Tool usage among wild chimpanzees may be dependant on the culture of each group. In Guinea, the size of the stick used by a chimpanzee to harvest ants depends on the type of ants. For ants that are more aggressive the sticks employed were twice as long as others to avoid being bi... ... middle of paper ... ...e Tools At Hand: Manual Laterality And Elementary Technology in Cebus Spp. And Pan Spp."
Surprisingly the gallbladder is where the giraffe’s calf grows during pregnancy but might disappear before birth. 5. pH of stomach- the pH levels of a giraffes stomach is between 4-5 with food in the stomach 6. Feeding habits – how much eaten and how often they eat- giraffes eat about 34 kilograms a day and spends most of his days eating and searching for food, at least three fourths of the day is spent looking for and eating food. Omnivore- flamingo: 1) Food eaten – mostly small fish and insects form a Flamingo’s main diet, but are also known for eating organisms such as red algae and larval. 2) Dental formula and total dentition- people might get confused and say that the flamingo has no teeth but the long downward curved bill is known as the upper and lower mandible.