For as long as I can remember, my daughter Gigi has adored giraffes.  To me they resemble one another as both are tall, lean, and graceful. Here are three of my favorite photos of the giraffes at Zoo Atlanta.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

Zoo Atlanta - Giraffe Close Up

Zoo Atlanta Giraffe Photo #1.  The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world.  Even newborn giraffes are taller than most humans!

 

Zoo Atlanta - Giraffe Close Up

Zoo Atlanta Giraffe Photo #2.  Giraffe tongues are up to 18 inches (45 cm) long and allow giraffes to feast on thorny trees and other vegetation that other animals tend to avoid. 

 

Zoo Atlanta - Giraffe Close Up

Zoo Atlanta Giraffe Photo #3.  Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up.  Newborns can stand within half an hour and can run alongside their family within 10 hours after birth.  

 

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. #3 this time for me. By the way, I love giraffes too :).

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    • #3, huh? You know I always wait for your feedback before picking which of the three to post on Instagram for the day. 🙂

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      • Really? It’s so nice to know you value my opinion :). Sometimes it’s really hard though because they’re all great! I guess I better make sure I’m never late in commenting.

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