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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The giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world, coming in at a staggering 19 feet. (0:33)
The joint between the giraffe's neck and it's skull allows for almost a full range of movement from its head. (1:34)
A giraffe's heart beats almost twice as fast as a human's. (1:50)