La strana danza delle giraffe del Botswana: normalmente ritenute animali goffi, questi animali sorpresi nei pressi del fiume Chobe mostrano, invece, una particolare grazia (Olycom)

La strana danza delle giraffe del Botswana: normalmente ritenute animali goffi, questi animali sorpresi nei pressi del fiume Chobe mostrano, invece, una particolare grazia (Olycom)

Much like their necks, giraffe tongues are exceptionally long — usually measuring between 18 and 20 inches long. They're also prehensile, which means giraffes have fine-tuned muscular control over it.

What's the deal with a giraffe's tongue?

Much like their necks, giraffe tongues are exceptionally long — usually measuring between 18 and 20 inches long. They're also prehensile, which means giraffes have fine-tuned muscular control over it.

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Funny animal picture. Photographer unknown. Re-pinned by Dew Pellucid, author of "The Sound & The Echoes": http://thesoundandtheechoes.com

Funny animal picture. Photographer unknown. Re-pinned by Dew Pellucid, author of "The Sound & The Echoes": http://thesoundandtheechoes.com

Cheeky giraffe! This was his response when I said, "Hey man, you forgot to shave. AGAIN?" <3

Cheeky giraffe! This was his response when I said, "Hey man, you forgot to shave. AGAIN?" <3

Because their main vegetation of choice, Acacia, is thorny, giraffe tongues are equipped with thickened papillae and thick saliva to protect their mouths.

What's the deal with a giraffe's tongue?

Because their main vegetation of choice, Acacia, is thorny, giraffe tongues are equipped with thickened papillae and thick saliva to protect their mouths.

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