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Giraffe Information

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Diet

Giraffes are selective browsers that prefer new growth foliage of acacia and mimosa brush 2 to 5m (6.6-16.5 ft.) high; their diet consists of over 100 plant species.  

Mankind has historically honored giraffes. Giraffes tower up to 18 feet above the grasslands. Giraffes are herbivores, and their long
necks allow them to reach the tasty leaves and shoots of thorny acacia trees.

The Future of the Giraffe

Agricultural development is encroaching on their habitat, and poaching has been a minor threat.  Giraffes are not threatened though.  Today, many populations are restricted to national parks and are becoming genetically isolated from the wild.  Go here to help the Giraffe Centre in Kenya.

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