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A Giraffe Calf Grows Up (Baby Animals) by Joan Hewett

By Joan Hewett

Hobbs is a giraffe calf. he's starting to be up in a wild animal park along with his mom. whilst he was once born, he was once 6 toes tall! He beverages his mother’s milk and slowly grows up until eventually he can run, play, and devour with the remainder of his giraffe herd.

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But the giraffe’s neck is quite a bit different. Scientists think that the giraffe is descended from long-necked hooved animals that lived millions of years ago. Giraffes, like humans, have 7 neck bones. But a giraffe’s neck is about 6 feet long. Its neck bones are big and heavy. The giraffe has strong neck muscles to support its neck bones. The giraffe’s extra large heart pumps blood all the way up to its head. Giraffes live in Africa. The plains of central and eastern Africa are dotted with acacia trees.

The giraffe has strong neck muscles to support its neck bones. The giraffe’s extra large heart pumps blood all the way up to its head. Giraffes live in Africa. The plains of central and eastern Africa are dotted with acacia trees. Acacia leaves are the giraffe’s favorite food. Other hooved animals roam these great plains. But only the giraffe and the elephant are tall enough to eat from the treetops. 30 In their search for food, giraffes may leave one herd and join another. Male giraffes may go off by themselves.

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