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.
Open woodland and wooded grassland
Leaves, flowers, seed pods and fruits
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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