As tall as a tree!

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As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on the Giraffe:

Giraffes have an extremely high blood pressure (280/180 mm Hg) and their hearts beat up to 170 times per minute. A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its long neck as a human and in the Zulu language this long-necked creature is called ‘ndlulamithi’, which means ‘as tall as a tree’.

This pictures shows one of Thanda’s oldest Giraffe bulls posing with his long neck 🙂

Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve

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