Question. How long do giraffes sleep a day? It’s a relatively straight forward question, and something that now has your attention and thoughts. So do you know how long do giraffes sleep a day?
The worlds tallest mammal, the giraffe, actually sleeps for only a very short period of time each day. Unlike other animals such as cats, sloths and koalas which require huge amounts of sleep, the giraffe only needs on average about 4.6 hours per day, the majority of which occurs at night. But now you are probably wondering how does a giraffe sleep? A giraffe will occasionally sleep while standing, but more often than not it will sleep laying down. While it is sleeping in a laying position it will bend its neck back and rest its head on either its hip or thigh.
Here are a few more interesting facts about giraffes.
- Giraffes stand between 4.3 to 5.3 metres tall.
- A male can weigh up to 1930 kilograms while a female can weigh as much as 1180 kilograms.
- The heart can weigh up to 10 kilograms and measure up to 60 centimetres long.
- The blood pressure of a giraffe is about double that of any other land animal.
- The neck of a giraffe accounts for about half of its height.
- It can consume on average around 29 kilograms of leaves and twigs each day.
- Despite their long necks, they have the same number of vertebra as all other animals.
3 The Main Cause Of Elephant Deaths Is Starvation
Elephants are the largest land animals in the world, and most elephants live for about 65 years. They have been the target of hunting for their ivory for centuries and their numbers are dwindling. The hazards many wild elephants face are poachers and land-mines from conflicts. In other words, us. But there is a far more common cause of death for elephants, and it is starvation.