Giraffes

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Why do giraffes have such long necks? How long is a giraffe's tongue? What do they eat? Learn all about the amazing world of giraffes, and follow their lives from calf to adult - you'll be a giraffe expert in no time! The Animal Lives series: This series is a great introduction to the world of animals - where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face. Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite ocean animals. Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look...

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Overview

Why do giraffes have such long necks? How long is a giraffe's tongue? What do they eat? Learn all about the amazing world of giraffes, and follow their lives from calf to adult - you'll be a giraffe expert in no time! The Animal Lives series: This series is a great introduction to the world of animals - where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face. Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite ocean animals. Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look at a different creature, exploring habitat, conservation and animal adaptation, as well as looking at the life cycle of the particular animal and the way the young survive - often against tremendous odds. This series also discusses the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats. The Animal Lives series includes: Dolphins and Porpoises, 978-1-60992-689-2; Sharks, 978-1-60992-690-8; Lions, 978-1-60992-691-5; Giraffes, 978-1-60992-692-2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420681154
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Morgan is an experienced freelance author and consultant, writing mostly children's nonfiction books on natural history, environment, the sciences, and geography. She has written more than 250 titles to date and lives in London.

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A giraffe herd drinks and rests in shifts. During shifts, one giraffe remains on the lookout for predators to keep the herd safe.
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Table of Contents


The giraffe     4
Where do you find giraffes?     6
Giraffe types     8
Beginning life     10
Growing up     12
Living in herds     14
Home range     16
Feeding on leaves     18
Bending over     20
Giraffe senses     22
Giraffe movement     24
Communication     26
Giraffes under threat     28
Life cycle     30
Glossary     31
Index     32
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