Giraffe's Adaptations

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Giraffe's Adaptations

By: .Zoe Masson. Date: 29 August 2014

Giraffe can consume up to 45 litres of water. They also get water from the dew on the leaves they eat.This enables them to go extended periods of time without it.



Giraffe are part of the Giraffeda

Giraffe have eye lashes that are long and thick to keep dust and dirt out of their eyes.

Giraffe have a good sense of smell and hearing and an amazing sight. These, along with their height, make it easy for them to watch for predators. They can reach speeds of up to 48 km/h, and can often out run any danger.

An adaptation is a change that helps an organism survive in its environment. Adaptations are passed down from one generation to the next. As more and more organisms inherit the change, it becomes a typical part of the species. Thus the change becomes an adaptation.

There are three types of adaptations:Structural Behaviouraland Functional

Giraffe's spotted fur helps them camouflage with their surroundings

Giraffe have adapted to have long necks. A long neck helps giraffe reach the most nourishing leaves at the top of trees. A giraffe's neck can grow to be up totwo metres long.

A giraffe's heart beats up to180 beats per minute. This fast beat is necessary to get blood to the brain.

A giraffe's blood presure is 280/ 180 mm Hg - double that of a human..

Long, tough tongues enable the giraffe to pull leaves from branches without being hurt by thorns while eating. They have prehensile tongues, allowing them to hold branches by wrapping their tongues around them.Giraffe tongues can grow up to 45 centimetres long.

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