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How Do Giraffes Sleep?

How Do Giraffes SleepWith their eyes closed, of course! Kidding aside, giraffes have some of the most unconventional ways of sleeping. Because they are the tallest living land animals courtesy of their necks that could reach to 6 feet long, it requires them a lot of effort and balance to stand up from the sitting position.

Thus, these gentle giants would rather rest standing on their legs than risk being the lions’ dinner. In this position, giraffes can immediately run to safety in case they sense an attack from predators. They can run up to 35 mph, which gives adult giraffes a fighting chance to escape hungry predators which see them as moving buffet spreads! Unfortunately, it is not the same case for younger giraffes especially the newborns. About half of young giraffes fall prey to lions during the first year. (more…)

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Can you pet a Great White Shark?

The mere thought of being close to a great white shark sends shivers down most people’s spines. Thanks to Hollywood and its depiction of this infamous marine creature as a “ferocious man eater” in movies such as “Jaws” and “Deep Blue Sea.”

In reality, however, great white sharks can be gentle and friendly towards humans. As shown in the video below, Valerie Taylor feeds a great white shark with her bare hands and even pat it on the head! Proof that that great white sharks are peaceful creatures. This clip is from the documentary “Shadow of the Shark.”

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How do giraffes find a mate?

Male giraffes find possible mates thru their own version of a urine test. This is not an easy task for the male giraffe, his long neck makes it even more tedious.

The mating ritual of these long-necked creatures start when a male happens upon a female. The “bull” (that’s what you call a male giraffe) performs a procedure known as the “flehmen sequence” to find out if the “cow” (that’s what you call a lady giraffe) is in estrus (in heat).

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