Giraffe Hunting | Makes an Extremely Exciting Stalk

Interesting facts about the Giraffe for hunters

  • The giraffe is the tallest mammal on Earth. With their legs alone being more elevated than many humans—about 6 feet.
  • A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground to drink water.
  • Giraffe spends most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
  • Giraffe young can stand up and walk after an hour, and within a week, it starts to eat some vegetation.
  • Calves are often killed in their first few months, despite the females’ attempts to stand over their calves during attacks by lions, spotted hyenas, leopards, and African wild dogs.
  • A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. As a result, no two individual giraffes have the same pattern.
  • Giraffe only needs 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in 24 hours. Achieved in quick naps that can last only a minute.
  • It was thought that giraffes do not make any sound. But this is untrue, as giraffe makes low pitch noises beyond the range of human hearing.
  • To protect the giraffe’s brain from sudden changes in blood pressure when it lowers its head to drink, it has valves to stop the backflow of blood.
  • A female giraffe gives birth standing up. As a result, their young fall about 2m to the ground and can stand up within an hour of birth. With the newborn giraffe being taller than most humans.
  • Giraffe hunting is available through much of South Africa.