Giraffes - Good Luck Minis®

No. 342622

by Safari Ltd
$119.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Giraffes live in scattered enclaves throughout sub-Saharan Africa. They are the tallest animals alive today, stretching to nearly 20 feet, and their amazing tongues allow them to reach nearly two more feet and eat their favorite foods.
  • Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis
  • Characteristics: These treetop-loving Giraffes would love to be part of a mini Africa diorama or scene. They’re also useful for DIY animal projects or decorations.
  • Size and Color: Dark brown spots and accents cover a yellowish background in these amazingly detailed mini giraffes. They are about the height of a paperclip.
  • Giraffes are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Having such a long neck could really be a pain. Fortunately, Giraffes have some pretty amazing features in their design. First, the Giraffe’s heart has to work hard to pump blood all the way up its neck to reach the brain, but when a Giraffe stoops down to drink, all that blood should just rush to its head. Instead, the Giraffe has valves that close when it lowers its head, keeping the blood flow minimal. Just one valve stays open, allowing a small amount of blood to reach the brain, just enough that the animal isn’t dizzy when it straightens up again. We still don’t understand exactly why Giraffes have their long necks or what advantage it gives them, but they certainly make the best of their physiology.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866342609