Friday Fact: Giraffes

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The longest mammal on land?

Yes, you guessed it – the giraffe. The giraffe reaches an average of 5meters. However, the tallest giraffe on record was measured at 5.8meters! That is a whole meter taller than a double deck bus! Wow!

But, despite its very long neck, the giraffe only has 7 cervical vertebrae – just like the human. Now that is rather interesting!

 

Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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