Average Lifespan: Up to 20 years.
Diet: In the wild, giraffes feed on the leaves of tall and thorny trees.
Geography: Africa, south of the Sahara desert.
Babies: Giraffes give birth to one baby at a time and are pregnant for 14-15 months.
Conservation Status: Two subspecies are Critically Endangered, and other subspecies are now in steep decline.
Interesting Fact: Every giraffe has a unique coat pattern, kind of like our fingerprints!
Giraffes at the Zoo
Michael, DOB 8/24/06; Audrey, DOB 2/6/08; Betty-Lou, DOB 8/2/07.
Michael is 16 ft./2,000 lbs, Audrey is 12 ft./1,250 lbs, and Betty-Lou is 12 ft./1,050 lbs.