These elegant, long-necked animals are one of the most fascinating animals of Africa.

What's the deal with a giraffe's tongue?

Much like their necks, giraffe tongues are exceptionally long — usually measuring between 18 and 20 inches long. They're also prehensile, which means giraffes have fine-tuned muscular control over it.

Giraffe tongue

Baby Giraffe

One of the giraffes (mostly females) living at the Kinderzoo Knie in Rapperswil, trying to catch a twig of the tree with her tongue.

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Baby Giraffe

From their curious low-frequency humming to their propensity for violent, ritualistic behavior, giraffes are one of the most fascinating animals of Africa.

What's the deal with a giraffe's tongue?

Because their main vegetation of choice, Acacia, is thorny, giraffe tongues are equipped with thickened papillae and thick saliva to protect their mouths.

Giraffe Tongue

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