Giraffes Hardly Need Sleep

By staying awake for most of the day, giraffes can keep an eye out for predators. Their naps usually last just a few minutes at a time.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The giraffe is the tallest land mammal, and can grow up to 5.5 m (18 ft) high. 00:13

  2. Giraffes' horns are called ossicones, and the females' are smaller and covered with hair. 00:41

  3. As giraffes mature, their spots get darker. 01:21

Written by Curiosity Staff June 17, 2015

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