The giraffe is the tallest of all land living animal species. But where do giraffes live? This post will answer that question, and also tell you a few facts about giraffes.
Where do giraffes live?
Giraffes live in only one continent- Africa. They are found between the countries of Chad (which is in Central Africa) and South Africa. They live in savannas, grassland or open woodland. They enjoy roaming through both dense forests and open plains. They prefer living in areas with lots of acacia trees (which is their favorite food). So now you know where giraffes live!
Facts about giraffes
- The average weight of a fully grown adult giraffe is 2,630lb (1,190kg).
- Both male and female giraffes have horns- although males have larger horns than females.
- Lions sometimes prey on giraffes. However, giraffes have a very powerful kick and have been known to break the spine of lions that have tried to catch them!
- The giraffe’s heart weighs about 22lb (10kg).
- Giraffes live for about 20-25 years in the wild. In captivity, they live for about 28 years.
- Giraffes only sleep for about 2 hours per day!
- The number of giraffes in the wild is estimated to be between 110,000 and 150,000. Kenya has the largest population of giraffes (45,000).
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