This week, the Brookfield Zoo released video of their giraffe tower, or group of giraffes, getting to enjoy the unseasonably-warm weather.
Potoka is a 2-year-old giraffe. As you can see, he runs and prances around the yard as his tower and zoo-goers watch in amusement.
Here are some interesting facts about giraffes as posted to giraffeconservation.org:
- Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffe have the same coat pattern.
- Giraffe feet are the size of a dinner place with a diameter of 30cm
- The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. Even newborn giraffe are taller than most humans.
- A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.
- Giraffe only need to drink once every few days. Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.