There's a new baby giraffe at the zoo. She hasn't been named, yet. She was born on December 22, and has recently been allowed out of the "playpen" to join the rest of the herd. When she was born she weighed in at 157 pounds and stood 6 feet 1 inch tall; she may weigh as much as 500 pounds and stand 7 to 7-and-a-half-feet tall by the time she is 6 months old.
Giraffes are the tallest land animals. A giraffe could look into a second-story window without even having to stand on its tiptoes! A giraffe's 6-foot (1.8-meter) neck weighs about 600 pounds (272 kilograms). The legs of a giraffe are also 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. The back legs look shorter than the front legs, but they are about the same length. A giraffe's heart is 2 feet (0.6 meters) long and weighs about 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and its lungs can hold 12 gallons (55 liters) of air!"
Giraffes are my favorite animals. Of course, I love just about all animals.
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