Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sophie the Giraffe Comes to Israel!


I recently found a blog in the baby-things-o-sphere announcing some exciting news: Sophie the Giraffe has finally arrived in the Middle East (yes, I live in the Middle East).

I have always been intrigued by this little rubber giraffe. She is constantly popping up in my Amazon searches as a product I may like (and I do!) or as a product that people who bought the thing that I'm looking at also bought. (Amazon knows me well....)

As we all know, I love giraffes. These smiling, majestic animals stole my heart the first time I saw them in the wild, grazing in the savannahs of Kenya's Masai Mara...but that's a story for another time.

In a recent post in this new Sophie in Israel blog, Claire (the author) offers these fun giraffe facts that I just can't stop thinking about:

1. A giraffe's heart weight 24 pounds (11 kilos)! That's more than Hila weighs!
2. An adult giraffe can kick so hard that she can decapitate a lion!
3. A giraffe's 21-inch, black tongue is long enough and flexible enough that a giraffe can use it to clean her own ears!
4. Giraffes sleep for about 2.5-6 minutes in a single 24-hour period! And yet they still always look so happy!

(For more facts, visit Giraffes, more than meets the eyes.)

Sophie the Giraffe (as well as other 100% rubber BPA-free Vulli teethers) are avilable in Israel at Sofi-Hagirah and in America on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. Rock on - I love Sophie!! Got her one for my daughter a few months ago, and she's crazy about her. Glad she's made it to Israel :o)
    ~S
    http://sophiegiraffe.net/

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