- A group of giraffes is called a tower.
- No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
- Giraffes make no sound. Not because they can't, but they choose not to.
- A giraffe's neck can measure
up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long
- A Giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet (1.81 m).
- A giraffe's spots are like human fingerprints: no two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
- The giraffe's feet are the size of a dinner plate, 12 inches (30.5cm) across.
- A giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground, so it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground and drink water.
- One of the only vertebrate species that can't yawn is the giraffe.
- Giraffe gestation lasts
400 to 460 days.
- Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male's Mouth.
- In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 m (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes.
- Up until 2008, the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
- Male giraffes determine if a female is fertile by tasting their urine.
- The Humr people of Sudan consume Umm Nyolokh, a drink made from the liver and bone marrow of giraffes believed to contain traces of DMT and other psychoactive components.
- Giraffes' tongues grow up to 21 inches (53 cm) in length.
- The intestines of an adult giraffe measure more than 70 m (230 ft) in length.
- The maximum weight of a male giraffe was 1,930 kg (4,250 lb) and 1,180 kg (2,600 lb) for female.
- The Giraffe's 9 subspecies are distinguished by their coat patterns.