"Mr Giraffe..." by Rosehaven


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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Featured in *"CALENDAR SHOP"
Taken at Wellington Zoo ,North Island ,New Zealand
Canon 40 D
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IUCN: Conservation dependent

  • Each giraffe has a unique spot pattern.
  • Giraffes can spend up to 20 hours a day feeding and can eat up to 66kg of food daily.
  • Giraffes drink water if it is available but can go weeks without it; they rely on the morning dew and the water content of their food.
  • Giraffe can run at speeds up to 50kph but only for short bursts at a time.
  • Females give birth to a single baby after a 15 month pregnancy. The baby is 1.8m tall when it is born, and is born feet first. Calves can stand within an hour of birth.
  • Although generally quiet giraffes have been heard to grunt, snort and bleat.
  • Giraffes sleep the least of any mammal – they only sleep for between 10 minutes and two hours a day.
  • They have only seven vertebrae in their neck, the same number as humans.
  • They have special two way valves in their veins so they can bend over without getting a head rush. A giraffe’s heart is as big as a basketball and weighs around 12kg.
  • A giraffe’s horns are not really horns at all – they are bony masses covered with skin and tufts of hair called ossicones.


  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic closeup, just beautiful…

  • Thank you so very much Rebecca ! A gorgeous creature indeed !

    – Rosehaven

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 4 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful . . . they have such gentle eyes!!!

  • Thank you so very much Lorilee

    – Rosehaven

  • Babcia
    Babciaalmost 4 years ago


  • Barbara thank you so very much !

    – Rosehaven

  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 4 years ago

    Awesome, brilliant work

  • Thank you so very much Kymie

    – Rosehaven

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Janice

    – Rosehaven

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejalmost 4 years ago

    lovely work!! :)

  • You are incredibly kind ,thank you Linda

    – Rosehaven

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago

    Love this capture….amazing work! Interesting info also.

  • Thank you so very much Jacqueline ,so kind of you

    – Rosehaven

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 4 years ago

    gorgeous :)k

  • Kristina ,thank you so very much

    – Rosehaven

  • Judylee
    Judyleealmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thank you so much Judylee

    – Rosehaven

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