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Розповідь про жирафа на англійській мові
Giraffes are the tallest animal on Earth, and even newborns are about 2 m (6 ft.) tall and weigh 70 kg (150 lb.)- with males being heavier and taller than the females.
Giraffes have a huge, black tongue! Their extreme height lets them eat the leaves that grow higher than other animals can reach, especially off the acacia tree. Giraffes use their 18 inch long tongues to pull the leaves from the trees.
Like many herbivores, giraffes spend a lot of their time eating! They eat more than 45 kg (100 lb.) of leaves and twigs a day.
Because they are so tall, giraffes can see predators from a distance on the flat grasslands. Some believe that zebras, antelope, and wildebeests hang out near giraffes to take advantage of their ability to see danger from far away.
And they are fast- they can run 35 miles an hour! In Afrikaans, giraffes are called kameelperd.
Giraffes live in the savannah, woodlands, and grasslands of Kenya, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Angola, and South Africa.
Giraffes usually sleep around 2 hours a day, usually with lots of 10 minute naps spread throughout the day.
The predators of giraffes are lions: calves (young giraffes) are in danger of lion attacks while they are young. Adult giraffes are generally tall enough to avoid lion attacks, though they still have to be careful when resting.
Giraffe numbers are declining; they face threats from humans logging for firewood and destroying their habitat. Giraffes are also hunted for their meat, hides, and tails.
The spots on a giraffe’s coat help the animals camouflage against predators. Under the skin, surrounding the patches, are blood vessels that release body heat and allow the giraffes to cool down.
Автор: J. G. (Джей Джи) У рубриці: Твори англ.