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Adult male grraffes are called
How many species of giraffe are there?
Which of the following is biggest?
A giraffe's heart
A person's head
What vocal noises do giraffes make?
They don't make any noises.
They whinny, snuffle, and purr.
They moo, bleat, and grunt.
The word "giraffe" comes from the Arab word "xirapha," which means
"the one that walks very fast."
"the one that sees very far."
Giraffes from different parts of Africa have different
Male giraffes sometimes use their heads
to think of ways out of tough situations.
to lower branches for young giraffes to reach.
the bony lumps on a giraffe's skull.
a type of pine cone giraffes like to eat.
The giraffe's nearest living relative is
Ancient Romans and Greeks called the giraffe
a long-necked cow.
a giant spotted horse.
Mother giraffes must go off to feed every day in areas that are not safe for baby giraffes. What happens to the baby giraffes?
They are hidden in caves.
Several babies are left together and watched over by a single adult.
They are on their own until Mom gets back.
When talking about giraffes, what is meant by "necking"?
It is a courting ritual.
It is ritualized combat between young males.
It is when giraffes all look off in the same direction together.
A giraffe's upper lip and 18-inch-long tongue are prehensile. This means the lips and tongue
are easily sunburned.
can grasp leaves or branches.
How long does a giraffe remain in deep sleep?
About one minute at a time
Five to thirty minutes
Up to two hours
A newborn giraffe is about as tall as
a one-story house.
a flight of stairs.
a full-grown man.
To keep up with a walking giraffe, you would have to
run as fast as you can.
launch yourself from a cannon.
The oldest captive giraffe lived to be 28—but what is the average lifespan of giraffes in the wild?
Where do giraffes like to browse for food?
They like tree-dotted plains or open forests.
They prefer fast food restaurants.
They gravitate toward deserts and dense forests.
Which two parts of a giraffe's body are about the same length?
Its legs and its ossicones
Its neck and its tail
Its head and its tail
Given a choice, how would a giraffe prefer to escape a predator?
By walking or running away
By kicking it
By reasoning with it
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