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Giraffes roam over large areas of bush and savannah areas, living often in semi-desert regions where they get most of their water from their food. Giraffes live to be 15-20 years old in the wild.
The Greenville Zoo has three Masai Giraffes, Autumn and her calf, Tatu, born Feb. 2, 2016 and Miles, the male giraffe.
Baby giraffes are about 6 feet tall when they are born.
A giraffe’s tongue is 18 to 20 inches (46 to 50 centimeters) long and blue-black.
Giraffes can moo, hiss, roar, and whistle.
Giraffes enjoy chewing on long pieces of grass.
How to Adopt
You may complete our
online adoption form
. Or you may also use the
Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF)
to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo.
Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.
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