Giraffes Hardly Need Sleep

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

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    The giraffe is the tallest land mammal, and can grow up to 5.5 m (18 ft) high. (0:13)

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    Giraffes' horns are called ossicones, and the females' are smaller and covered with hair. (0:41)

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    As giraffes mature, their spots get darker. (1:21)

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