Readings on Giraffes: The Tallest Animal
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Children have natural love and curiosity about animals. They love to visit zoo, go to farm, and play with pets. They are eager to know the key facts about the animals, including their names, habitat, size, color, diet, and so on.This will motivate kids to read more. Reading will support their cognitive development, improve their language skill, inspire their imagination and encourage their creativity. Learning animals could help kids appreciate the diversity of life on earth.
Giraffes are the tallest living land animals. Adult giraffes can grow 18 feet (5 meters) tall. Baby giraffes, called calves, are born 6 feet (2 meters) tall. Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as humans. Humans and giraffes have only seven bones in their necks. However, giraffe neck bones are 20 times taller. The long necks help giraffes to feed on the leaves of trees. However, giraffes also need big and strong hearts to pump blood through their long necks to their brains. Their hearts are 50 times bigger than human hearts.Giraffes have spotted coat patterns covering their bodies from head to toe. Baby giraffes obtain their patterns from their mothers. These spot patterns allow them to blend into their surroundings, which can help them to avoid detection from predators.
This worksheet introduces kids to giraffes, which are the tallest land animal. The colorful pictures show the unique physical features and anatomy of giraffes. The short text introduces kids to the key facts of giraffes. This worksheet aims to support kids early literacy and increase their knowledge about Giraffes.