raskraska head page
Giraffe - information page in Raskraska Ru free project for kids since 2000 year XX century English

Russian version Russian
Order Author's New Year
and Christmas
pictures and cartoons.

Author's e-mail
Share your opinion about Raskraska in your blog.
Search in Raskraska

back in Head book page

Raskraska news
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Author's video about animals.
SA giraffe photo

Giraffe's tongue's are blue and can extend more than 40cm long **

Giraffe's tongue's are blue and can extend  more than 40cm long

** photo from http://futilitycloset.com/

Latin name -

Giraffa cameleopardalis

* The giraffe is the tallest mammal on earth. Giraffes are also among the few mammals that can't swim. Their natural habitat is i the African Savanna, a relatively open, grassy plain with few trees and shrubs. Giraffes, like many animals, are threatened not only by their natural predators, but by the loss of their precious habitat and by the carelessness of humans. *
* © Hawaii Geographic Alliance. July, 1999

Giraffe personal best :

- It is the tallest of all living land mammals
- Giraffe's tongue's are blue and can extend more than 40cm long.
- Each Giraffe has its own unique pattern of coat markings.
- A Giraffe stands while sleeping

Size :

Males stand up to 18 feet tall and weigh up to 4,200 pounds; females grow to 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,500 pounds.

Life Span :

Giraffes live up to 25 years in the wild and often longer at zoos.

Natural Diet :

Giraffes eat the leaves of a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Acacia species are among their favorites. An adult giraffe may consume up to 140 pounds of foliage a day.
Who sting Giraffe?

The 125.000-th visitor from USA
on the Raskraska
free project for kids!
Welcome! 120 000-th visitor from USA on the Raskraska free project for kids sice 1999 year
The 8.000-th visitor from Australia
on the Raskraska
free project for kids!
Welcome! 8000-th visitor from Australia on the Raskraska free project for kids sice 1999 year

Raskraska Author's facebook blog
Author's facebook
Author's Facebook.

Print and coloring this Africans mammals pictures

letter E - elefant
Elephant and English letter E
Rhino and Russian Letter N
Rhino and Russian Letter N
Elephant and Russian letter S
Elephant and Russian letter S
giraffe and VW T2 Krankenwagen
Giraffe and VW T2
Hippopotamus and VW Karmann Ghia
Hippopotamus and VW Karmann Ghia
giraffe Tse tse fly gnou Leon pictures
Giraffe, Tse tse fly, Gnou, Lion
rhinoceros rhino
slovenia Slovenia, Like Bled. Dog and swan.
horse video from austria Austria, Vienna. Horse taxi.
video about persian cat from russia Russia, Moscow. The cat eats from the floor.
Persian cat Busja video from Moscow Russia, Moscow. White Persian cat opens the door.
horse video from vienna Austria, Vienna. Horse video. Phaetons in Vienna.

The text and map below.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its species name refers to its camel-like appearance and the patches of color on its fur. Its chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones and its distinctive coat patterns. It stands 56 m (1620 ft) tall and has an average weight of 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) for males and 830 kg (1,800 lb) for females. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with its closest extant relative, the okapi. There are nine subspecies, which are distinguished by their coat patterns.

The giraffe's scattered range extends from Chad in the north to South Africa in the south, and from Niger in the west to Somalia in the east. Giraffes usually inhabit savannas, grasslands, and open woodlands. Their primary food source is acacia leaves, which they can browse at heights that most other herbivores cannot reach. Giraffes are preyed on by lions, and calves are also targeted by leopards, spotted hyenas and wild dogs. Adult giraffes do not have strong social bonds, though they do gather in loose aggregations if they happen to be moving in the same general direction. Males establish social hierarchies through "necking", which are combat bouts where the neck is used as a weapon. Dominant males gain mating access to females, who bear the sole responsibility for raising the young.

The giraffe has intrigued various cultures, both ancient and modern, for its peculiar appearance, and has often been featured in paintings, books and cartoons. It is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Least Concern, but has been extirpated from many parts of its former range, and some subspecies are classified as Endangered. Nevertheless, giraffes are still found in numerous national parks and game reserves.

Range map of the giraffe divided by subspecies
Range map of the giraffe divided by subspecies.


The name giraffe has its earliest known origins in the Arabic word zarafa, perhaps from some African language. The name is translated as "fast-walker". There were several Middle English spellings such as jarraf, ziraph, and gerfauntz. It is also possible that the word was derived from the animal's Somali name Geri. The Italian form giraffa arose in the 1590s. The modern English form developed around 1600 from the French girafe. The species name camelopardalis is a Latin word.

Kameelperd is also the name for the species in Afrikaans. Other African names for the giraffe include Ekorii (Ateso), Kanyiet (Elgon), Nduida (Gikuyu), Tiga (Kalenjin and Luo), Ndwiya (Kamba), Nudululu (Kihehe), Ntegha (Kinyaturu), Ondere (Lugbara), Etiika (Luhya), Kuri (Ma'di), Oloodo-kirragata or Olchangito-oodo (Maasai), Lenywa (Meru), Hori (Pare), Lment (Samburu) and Twiga (Swahili and others) in the east, and Tutwa (Lozi), Nthutlwa (Shangaan), Indlulamitsi (Siswati), Thutlwa (Sotho), Thuda (Venda) and Ndlulamithi (Zulu) in the south.

The text and map.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bering Strait railway.
Fantasy postcard and postage stamps.

Page with collage open in new window. Bering Strait railway fantasy post card
Clicking on the small copy of first image comic you can see the whole story.
New Year's comics

To create a festive mood users good little comics from several images,
combined united story and characters.
You to look at the comic coloring

Santa Claus and gifts.

Author Free project for kids raskraska.ru draw in pencil Jack Frost.

Zero time reference 08.03.2010.
free counters
flag of UK
August 2017.
The 29.000-th visitor from
United Kingdom
on the Raskraska! Welcome!
USA flag
August 2017.
The 125.000-th visitor from
on the Raskraska! Welcome!
Russia flag
August 2017.
The 1.780.000-th visitor from
on the Raskraska! Welcome!
© Alexander Babushkin project and web-design from 1999 to the present time.