These sites are about giraffes, the tallest mammal on earth. Learn about a giraffe’s physical characteristics, natural history, and behaviors. Includes lots of fun facts, such as how much this animal’s head and neck weigh. Students can listen to an audio file of giraffe sounds or watch several videos.
ARKive: Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Watch videos, see photographs, or read about the giraffe in the ARKive fact file. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites and a blog.
National Geographic: Creature Feature
Read fun facts about giraffes and how they deal with predators. Listen to audio of a giraffe and view a video. Students can also send a giraffe postcard via e-mail.
African Wildlife Foundation: Wildlives
This page has a quick fact file and information about a giraffe's physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, predators, and how they care for their young.
This is a short encyclopedia entry about giraffes.
Enchanted Learning: Giraffes
Click the giraffe on the left for general information about this animal. There are print out giraffe illustrations to color, a diagram for labeling, and giraffe stationery.
Giraffe: Smithsonian National Zoological Park
In addition to general information about giraffes, this page has some fun facts.
PBS: The Living Edens
Learn about the characteristics of the giraffe that make it different from other animals. Includes information on benefits of the high life and a description of a giraffe baby.
This student-created site has information on animals living in the savannah. Includes images of giraffes.
Animal Bytes: Giraffe
This page has information on the eating habits and appearance of giraffes. Includes many giraffe facts, a slide show, and a giraffe video.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
On this site you can view live images of giraffes at the Smithsonian Zoo.
Random Giraffe Facts
This fun page will randomly generate an interesting fact about giraffes.
Read about the giraffe's only living relative, the rare okapi. Learn how these shy animals are similar to their giraffe cousins.
PBS: A Giraffe Debate
Students can conduct research on giraffes in the wild and in captivity. The objective is for students to recognize why giraffes are threatened, take a position about whether it is better to protect giraffes in captivity or let them live in the wild, and defend that position. This lesson plan utilized the Nature episode video "Tall Blondes," but can be adapted for use without it.
BBC: Wild Facts
This site contains photos and essential facts about giraffes. NOTE: This site links to a message board.
St. Louis Zoo
Read about Reticulated Giraffes. This site includes information on conservation efforts and several pictures.
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