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Quiz about How High Does Your Knowledge of Giraffes Stand
Quiz about How High Does Your Knowledge of Giraffes Stand

How High Does Your Knowledge of Giraffes Stand? Quiz


This quiz is about giraffes, very friendly, elegant, tall, and non-aggressive animals. Giraffes are one of my favorite mammals. In this quiz, there are some fun facts about giraffes that you can discuss with your friends.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author elainerichards

A multiple-choice quiz by masfon. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
masfon
Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
25,761
Updated
Aug 02 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world.


Question 2 of 10
2. Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae. How many vertebrae are there in a giraffe's neck? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A baby cat is named a kitten and a baby dog is a pup, but what do we call a newborn giraffe? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of these animals has a longer gestation period than the giraffe? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of these names can be used to designate a group of giraffes? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Giraffes, elephants, and oxen eat the same type of food. Considering their eating habits, what type of animals are giraffes? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the color of an adult giraffe's tongue? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. To drink from a water hole, all a giraffe needs to do is bend its long neck downwards.


Question 9 of 10
9. Giraffes, like cattle, are ruminant animals. How many compartments are their stomachs made up of? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In which continent can giraffes be found living in the wild? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world.

Answer: True

Giraffes are the tallest land animals, standing 4.5 -5.5 meters (14-18 ft) tall, and are easily recognized and visible due to the size of their neck. Their legs are taller than most humans and account for much of their weight. Male individuals weigh almost two tons (4409 lb) and females 1.3 tons (2866 lb).

The heart of an adult giraffe weighs about 11 kg (24 lb) and its lungs can hold 55 liters (14.5 gal) of air. Do you know how much a human adult's heart weighs?
2. Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae. How many vertebrae are there in a giraffe's neck?

Answer: Seven

All mammals, with a few exceptions, have the same number of cervical vertebrae or neck vertebrae, regardless of whether the neck is long or short. Giraffes, humans, mice, whales, etc have exactly seven cervical vertebrae. The exceptions are the manatee, which typically has six vertebrae, and both types of sloths (two-toed sloths have six vertebrae and three-toed sloths have nine). Each vertebra of an adult male giraffe can measure 30 cm (11.8 in) long, so the neck of a giraffe can reach up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) long. How long is your neck?
3. A baby cat is named a kitten and a baby dog is a pup, but what do we call a newborn giraffe?

Answer: Calf

The baby giraffe, like baby cattle, elephants and elk is called a calf. Giraffe calves are born around 1.80m (6.0 ft) tall (they have to be tall to reach their mother's teats), they can move with agility hours after birth and they weigh about 65 kg (143.3 lb). Do you know what your height and weight were when you were born?
4. Which of these animals has a longer gestation period than the giraffe?

Answer: Elephant

Each kind of animal has a different gestation period. Among the animals mentioned, the elephant has a longer gestation period than the giraffe. The elephant's gestation is 22 to 23 months, while the giraffe has a gestation period that lasts 13 to 16 months. Females usually give birth to just one calf and the first breed occurs at four or five years of age.

The curious thing is that the giraffe gives birth standing up, which is dangerous because the baby falls from a height of about 2 meters. (6.6 ft).

When the baby is on the ground, the mother helps it stand up.
5. Which of these names can be used to designate a group of giraffes?

Answer: Tower

A group of giraffes is sometimes called a tower of giraffes (tower because they look like towers seen from afar) or a journey of giraffes (when they are walking). But a herd of giraffes (like cattle, deer, elephants, or goats) is the most suitable denomination. Giraffes generally travel in packs of 10 to 20 individuals, but the bonds between them are not as strong as in other animal species; the strongest bonds are between mothers and their offspring.
6. Giraffes, elephants, and oxen eat the same type of food. Considering their eating habits, what type of animals are giraffes?

Answer: Herbivores

Giraffes feed on their mother's milk for the first 9 to 12 months of life, but at about 4 months they begin to eat leaves and learn to chew the cud. After the lactation period, they are herbivorous animals, which means their diet consists of plant matter.

Their favorite plants are acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot. As giraffes are very tall they are known as browsers, having access to the highest parts of trees. They have thick lips, a flexible tongue, thick saliva, and strong molars that allow them to chew leaves, flowers, pods, fruits, and pieces of twigs without hurting themselves.

They eat more than 30 kg (66.1 lb) of food daily. Do you have an idea of how much you eat a day?
7. What is the color of an adult giraffe's tongue?

Answer: Black, blue or purple with a pink base back

The tongue is part of the digestive system and in most animals, its function is to move food to be chewed and later swallowed. The giraffe's tongue has more functions. Using their long, flexible and prehensile tongue as well as the ridge roof of their mouth, giraffes are able to browse food high up on trees and bushes.

Their tongues' color is black, blue, or purple with a pink base back. The giraffe's tongue, like an elephant's trunk, works almost like a hand to hold and pick up food. The tongue of an adult giraffe is about 50 cm (19.7 in) long.
8. To drink from a water hole, all a giraffe needs to do is bend its long neck downwards.

Answer: False

False. Drinking water from the ground is difficult and dangerous for giraffes. As a giraffe is very tall, and its neck is long, it needs to spread its legs, bend its knees a little and lower its head. In this position, giraffes are very vulnerable to predators. Fortunately, giraffes do not need to drink water daily as they obtain water directly from the luscious plants they eat.
9. Giraffes, like cattle, are ruminant animals. How many compartments are their stomachs made up of?

Answer: Four

Non-ruminant animals have a simple stomach. The stomach of ruminant animals is composed of four compartments: rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. The first two compartments function as a kind of fermentation vat, where most of the microbial activity, essential for the absorption of nutrients, takes place; the degraded food passes to the omasum, where some other substances are absorbed, and finally, the food goes to the abomasum, equivalent to the monogastric stomach, where the food is digested.

The food then passes into the small intestine, where digestion and nutrient absorption ends up. Do you know how many compartments there are in your stomach?
10. In which continent can giraffes be found living in the wild?

Answer: Africa

Giraffes can commonly be seen in semi-arid savannah and savannah woodlands in certain regions of the African continent. There are four species of giraffes (Masai, Northern, Reticulate, and Southern and their subspecies) that live in different areas of Africa, according to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF - an NGO that focuses exclusively on the conservation and management of areas with giraffes in the wild throughout Africa).

The number of giraffes has dropped dramatically in recent years; it is estimated that there are approximately 117,000 giraffes in the wild. Giraffes can be found especially in environmental reserves such as Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Amboseli National Park, and the Etosha National Park, in Angola. Have you ever seen a giraffe?
Source: Author masfon

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