A female giraffe gives birth while standing up. The calf drops approximately 6 feet to the ground, but it is not hurt from the fall. A calf is six feet tall at birth and is able to stand after about twenty minutes
Giraffes may appear to be silent, but they can mew, bellow, cough, snort, moan and hiss.
Giraffes only drink water every two to three days, but can drink up to 10 gallons at a time. They gather most of their water from the vegetation they eat.
A giraffe’s tongue is purplish-black and can extend almost twenty inches! This adaptation is thought to keep the tongue free from sunburn.