Do You Really Know Giraffes?

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Do You Really Know Giraffes? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many bones does a giraffe have in its neck?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      75

    • D.

      7

    • E.

      100

    Correct Answer
    D. 7
    Explanation
    Giraffes have 7 bones in their neck. Despite their long necks, giraffes have the same number of neck bones as most mammals, including humans. Their neck bones are just much longer to accommodate their unique long necks. These 7 bones are extremely flexible and allow the giraffe to reach high branches for food and engage in combat with other giraffes by swinging their necks.

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  • 2. 

    How many minutes does a giraffe sleep on average each day?

    • A.

      It doesn't sleep!

    • B.

      2-5 hours

    • C.

      10-12 hours

    • D.

      1-12 minutes

    • E.

      15-20 hours

    Correct Answer
    D. 1-12 minutes
    Explanation
    Giraffes sleep very little, typically only for short periods of 1-12 minutes each day. This is because they have adapted to sleep in short bursts to avoid being vulnerable to predators. Giraffes have a unique sleeping pattern where they sleep standing up, with their necks and heads resting on their bodies. They are able to achieve short periods of deep sleep during these brief resting periods. Therefore, the correct answer is 1-12 minutes.

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  • 3. 

    How long does a giraffe usually live for?

    • A.

      20-25 years

    • B.

      90-100 years

    • C.

      5-10 years

    • D.

      1 year

    • E.

      30-40 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 20-25 years
    Explanation
    Giraffes usually live for 20-25 years. This is the average lifespan for a giraffe in the wild. However, some giraffes have been known to live longer, up to 30-40 years, in captivity where they are protected from predators and have access to regular food and veterinary care. In general, giraffes have relatively short lifespans compared to some other large mammals.

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  • 4. 

    How many types of giraffes are there in the world?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    There are nine types of giraffes in the world.

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  • 5. 

    What is a female giraffe called?

    • A.

      A girl

    • B.

      A dog

    • C.

      A goose

    • D.

      A horse

    • E.

      A cow

    Correct Answer
    E. A cow
    Explanation
    A female giraffe is called a cow because in the animal kingdom, the term "cow" is commonly used to refer to a female of a species. This is similar to how a female elephant is called a cow, a female whale is called a cow, and so on. Therefore, in the case of a giraffe, the correct term for a female is a cow.

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  • 6. 

    What is a male giraffe called?

    • A.

      A bull

    • B.

      A donkey

    • C.

      A jock

    • D.

      A butch

    • E.

      A boy

    Correct Answer
    A. A bull
    Explanation
    A male giraffe is called a bull because "bull" is the term used to refer to adult male animals in many species, including giraffes. Just like in other animals, male giraffes are typically larger and more muscular than females, and they also have distinct physical characteristics such as ossicones (horns) on their heads. Therefore, "bull" is the correct term to describe a male giraffe.

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  • 7. 

    What is a baby giraffe called?

    • A.

      A foal

    • B.

      A baby

    • C.

      A calf

    • D.

      A cub

    • E.

      A runt

    Correct Answer
    C. A calf
    Explanation
    A baby giraffe is called a calf. This term is commonly used to refer to the young of various large mammals, including giraffes. Calves are typically smaller in size and have distinct features that differentiate them from adult giraffes.

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  • 8. 

    What are giraffe's horns called?

    • A.

      Horns

    • B.

      Bumps

    • C.

      Ossicones

    • D.

      Tusks

    • E.

      Lobes

    Correct Answer
    C. Ossicones
    Explanation
    Giraffe's horns are called ossicones. Ossicones are bony protrusions that are covered in skin and hair. They are unique to giraffes and are present in both males and females. Ossicones start off as cartilage in young giraffes and gradually ossify and harden as they grow older. They serve various purposes such as defense, attracting mates, and establishing dominance within the herd. Unlike traditional horns, ossicones are not used for fighting but rather for display and communication.

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  • 9. 

    How big is a single giraffe's step, on average?

    • A.

      50 centimetres

    • B.

      I metre

    • C.

      5 metres

    • D.

      2 metres

    • E.

      80 centimetres

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 metres
    Explanation
    A single giraffe's step, on average, is 5 metres. Giraffes have long legs that allow them to take large strides when they walk or run. Their long legs and powerful muscles enable them to cover a significant distance with each step. This long stride helps them navigate their environment and move efficiently across the savannah.

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  • 10. 

    A giraffe is the tallest animal in the world?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the giraffe is indeed the tallest animal in the world. With their long necks and legs, giraffes can reach heights of up to 18 feet, making them the tallest living terrestrial animals. Their height allows them to browse on leaves and vegetation that other animals cannot reach, giving them a unique advantage in their habitat.

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  • 11. 

    A giraffe has the biggest heart out of all the animals?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Giraffes do have the biggest heart out of all the animals. Their heart can weigh up to 25 pounds and measures about 2 feet long. This is necessary to pump blood all the way up their long necks to their brains. The large size of their heart also helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure and circulation throughout their body.

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  • 12. 

    How much does a giraffe way, on average?

    • A.

      52 kilograms

    • B.

      180 kilograms

    • C.

      576 kilograms

    • D.

      1001 kilograms

    • E.

      1365 kilograms

    Correct Answer
    E. 1365 kilograms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1365 kilograms because giraffes are the tallest land animals and can weigh up to 3000 pounds or 1365 kilograms. Their long necks and legs contribute to their large size and weight.

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  • 13. 

    What colour is a giraffe's tongue?

    • A.

      Pink

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Grey

    • D.

      Black

    • E.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    C. Grey
    Explanation
    Giraffes have dark grey or bluish-grey tongues, which is an adaptation to protect them from sunburn while they feed on leaves from trees. The dark coloration helps to prevent the tongue from getting sunburned, as giraffes spend a lot of time with their tongues exposed to the sun while reaching for leaves. This darker pigmentation acts as a natural sunscreen and helps to protect the tongue from harmful UV rays.

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  • 14. 

    How long is a giraffe's tongue on average?

    • A.

      17 centimetres

    • B.

      1 metre

    • C.

      46 centimetres

    • D.

      2.3 metres

    • E.

      34 centimetres

    Correct Answer
    C. 46 centimetres
    Explanation
    A giraffe's tongue is on average 46 centimeters long. This is a relatively long length compared to other animals and allows giraffes to easily reach leaves and vegetation high up in trees. The length of their tongue also helps them strip leaves from branches and wrap around thorns without injuring themselves.

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  • 15. 

    On average, how much blood does a giraffe pump through their heart in 1 minute?

    • A.

      10 litres

    • B.

      1070 litres

    • C.

      160 gallons

    • D.

      290 gallons

    • E.

      70 litres

    Correct Answer
    C. 160 gallons
    Explanation
    A giraffe pumps approximately 160 gallons of blood through their heart in 1 minute. This is a significant amount of blood considering the size of a giraffe and their long neck. Giraffes have a high blood pressure to ensure that blood reaches their brain, and their heart is adapted to pump large volumes of blood efficiently.

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  • 16. 

    Can a giraffe clean their ears with their tongue?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Giraffes can indeed clean their ears with their tongues. Their long and flexible tongues allow them to reach their ears easily and clean them effectively. This behavior is necessary for maintaining their hygiene and preventing any ear infections or irritations.

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  • 17. 

    A giraffe can kill a lion with a single kick?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Giraffes have powerful legs and long, strong necks that allow them to deliver extremely powerful kicks. While it is not common for giraffes to actively seek out and attack lions, if a lion were to approach or threaten a giraffe, it is possible for the giraffe to defend itself by delivering a powerful kick. This kick has the potential to seriously injure or even kill a lion, making the statement true.

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