He has a long neck to reach high in the

trees to eat the leaves.





Those cute little chicks are small

But the giraffe is very tall

Some animals are like a ball

Some will come when you call.





The name Giraffe means “fast walker”.

Giraffes live in Africa and have rounded or blotched spots, some with star-like extensions on a light tan background, going down to the hooves.  Giraffes are so tall and monstrous.  It has horn-like things that are called ossicones because they are covered with skin and hair, located by the ears.  Their eyes are big and bulging.  Some of the tallest giraffes get to be 20 feet tall and can weigh up to 3,500 pounds.

     This odd shaped creature roams the grassy plains and open woodlands and eats mostly of the acacia trees and is a vegetarian eating the very highest of the leaves that other animals cannot reach. They chew the cud like the cow. 


“Adult giraffes do not have strong social bonds, though they do gather in loose aggregations if they happen to be moving in the same general direction. Males establish social hierarchies through "necking", which are combat bouts where the neck is used as a weapon.   Dominant males gain mating access to females, which bear the sole responsibility for raising the young.”

“A giraffe has only two gaits: walking and galloping. Walking is done by moving the legs on one side of the body at the same time, then doing the same on the other side.  When galloping, the hind legs move around the front legs before the latter move forward, and the tail will curl up. The animal relies on the forward and backward motions of its head and neck to maintain balance and the counter momentum while galloping. The giraffe can reach a sprint speed of up to 60 km/h (37 mph), and can sustain 50 km/h (31 mph) for several kilometers.

A giraffe rests by lying with its body on top of its folded legs.  To lie down, the animal kneels on its front legs and then lowers the rest of its body. To get back up, it first gets on its knees and spreads its hind legs to raise its hindquarters. It then straightens its front legs. With each step, the animal swings its head.” (wiki)

What would you do if you had a neck 7 feet long and Legs that you have to fold up when you want to sit down?

The baby giraffe is about 6 feet when it is first born.  Can you imagine a baby that big?  He is well camouflaged with all its brown spots to make it blend in with the natural surroundings and hide from the wild animals that are hunting around the forest for food, as do the leopards and lions and hyenas.  About a third of the babies survive because of all the predators lurking the jungles.  The mothers and babies continue to roam together while the fathers wander around the countryside. The baby sticks close to his mother for about a year or until she is going to have another baby.

It would be fun to have a pet giraffe in your backyard.  They can become gentle and interesting with proper treatment and tender loving care.  Soon, when Jesus comes we will see the big tall giraffe in heaven!