The Amazing Body of the Giraffe

The Amazing Body of the Giraffe

Because the giraffe's head is so far away from its heart, the giraffe's heart beats almost twice as fast as a human's.

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    The giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world, coming in at a staggering 19 feet. (0:33)

  • 2

    The joint between the giraffe's neck and it's skull allows for almost a full range of movement from its head. (1:34)

  • 3

    A giraffe's heart beats almost twice as fast as a human's. (1:50)

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