Schleich Wild Life 14749 17cm Male Giraffe
Giraffe bulls are so large, they can put their head through the window of the second floor of a building and their tongue is up to 50cm long.
The tongue is desensitised to prickly leaves, and has an unusual colour: it is dark blue. This colour helps protect it from sunburn when giraffes use it to wrap around and pluck leaves. Even animals as large as giraffes need to sleep, and when there is no threat of danger, they lie down for a nap. In the wilderness, however, they mainly sleep standing up. When two giraffe bulls fight, they beat their heads against the other one's neck. Primary habitat: Subtropical forest, moist savanna and shrubland. Dimensions: 12.7cm x 4.4cm x 17cm. Age recommendation 3 - 8 years.