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.)