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Eastern Africa

Reticulated Giraffe

A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing making the newborn's first experience outside the womb a 6 foot drop! Giraffes are about 6 feet tall at birth.

To get blood all the way up its neck a giraffe has a heart about the size of a basketball and can pump 16 gallons of blood in one minute.

HABITATOpen woodland and wooded grassland
DIET Leaves, flowers, seed pods and fruits
LIFE Expectancy20-25 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbols for Malaysia are the Malaysian tiger and the rhinoceros hornbill.
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