Giraffe - Africa - Waterhole

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
One of the last survivors of an ancient lineage, the modern giraffe is specialized for browsing in treetops. The world’s tallest mammal, it stands up to 5.8 m (19 ft) tall on stilt-like legs. With its long tongue, it plucks leaves at heights no other ground-dwelling mammals can reach. The tongue is tough enough to wrap around thorns.

ActivityMeasure the giraffe's tongue.

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