A Giraffe Calf Grows Up (Baby Animals) by Joan Hewett
By Joan Hewett
Hobbs is a giraffe calf. he's becoming up in a wild animal park together with his mom. whilst he used to be born, he was once 6 toes tall! He beverages his mother’s milk and slowly grows up until eventually he can run, play, and consume with the remainder of his giraffe herd.
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The calves spend most of their time playing together. More about Wild Animal Parks Hobbs lives in the Six Flags Wild Safari Park in Jackson, New Jersey, with 14 other giraffes. During the day, these gawky but graceful animals roam an area of the park called the African Plain. The animals are not free. But they do have a secure and comfortable home. 31 INDEX barn, 12–13 For our grandsons, Orson Ridgely, Jesse Angelo, and Nathan Morris drinking milk, 5, 6, 15, 24 drinking water, 22–23 eating, 14, 18–20, 24–25 Text copyright © 2004 by Joan Hewett Photographs copyright © 2004 by Richard R.
Even so, a giraffe can continue to grow very slowly for most of its life. Giraffes have two-toed hooves like deer, sheep, and cows. But the giraffe’s neck is quite a bit different. Scientists think that the giraffe is descended from long-necked hooved animals that lived millions of years ago. Giraffes, like humans, have 7 neck bones. But a giraffe’s neck is about 6 feet long. Its neck bones are big and heavy. The giraffe has strong neck muscles to support its neck bones. The giraffe’s extra large heart pumps blood all the way up to its head.
But only the giraffe and the elephant are tall enough to eat from the treetops. 30 In their search for food, giraffes may leave one herd and join another. Male giraffes may go off by themselves. While their calves are young, mother giraffes stay with a herd. The mothers feed each other’s calves. The calves spend most of their time playing together. More about Wild Animal Parks Hobbs lives in the Six Flags Wild Safari Park in Jackson, New Jersey, with 14 other giraffes. During the day, these gawky but graceful animals roam an area of the park called the African Plain.