Giraffe facts for kids learning English

Giraffe Facts

resources for kids learning English

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Giraffes, the tallest of the land animals, live in the savannas of Africa. They are well known for their long necks, long legs and spotted patterns.

Animal facts for kids learning English

Giraffes usually live in family troops of 2 to 6. While mothers feed, calves are kept in small nursery groups.

English teaching resources: animal readers

No two giraffes have the same pattern. They use their markings to hide themselves among trees.

Fun facts about the animals

Giraffes sleep only about a half an hour per day. They rarely lay down. They sleep and give birth standing up.

ABC animals: giraffe

Giraffes are quite agile and can run very fast. They can moo, hiss, roar and whistle.

Fun animal facts for ESL kids

Giraffes can go for up two weeks without water. Their long necks help them eat leaves from acacia trees.

Learning English in a fun way

Giraffes have the largest eyes of any land mammal. A giraffe's tongue can extend almost 45 cm.

Printable resources

Animal facts printables English ABC printables

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Time for a Rhyme

A giraffe came
By the willow tree,
Stopped to gaze
And talk to me.
For he was
Very lean and tall
A pillar, a column,
A walking wall.

Giraffe fun facts for kids learning English