the time of their birth, baby giraffes already weigh 50 kilograms and
fall from a height of two metres to the ground. But they don't hurt
themselves and can already run after a short time.
giraffes are reared together with other young animals in a kind of
kindergarten. A female giraffe from the herd acts as the "nursery school
teacher" and looks after the calves while the other mothers search for
food. If predators approach, she immediately raises the alarm. Then the
female giraffes stand protectively in front of their babies and kick at
the attackers. At around four months, they start to pluck and eat the
small leaves from trees, but they still suckle from their mothers until
they are ninth months.
Fun fact: Newborn baby giraffes are already 180 centimetres tall – as big as a grown man.
2.7 x 1.4 x 4.6 inch (W x D x H)