Essay On Giraffe

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The project Title: To carry out an Ethological Survey on a giraffe in captivity. Submitted by: Aoife D’Arcy Organisation and preparation of observation tasks I am planning to go to Dublin zoo on the 25th of October to carry out an Ethological Survey on an animal of my choice in captivity, the giraffe, I think it would be interesting to study the behaviour of the giraffe in captivity. To carry out this project I will need a pen and paper, a stopwatch and a camera. Research the natural environment I discovered that the giraffe’s average height is about 5 metres, they are the tallest land animals in the world. Giraffes live primarily in savanna areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. Their height allows them to eat leaves located a lot higher than other animals.. They seek out acacia trees. Their long tongues are helpful in eating as they help pull leaves from the trees. Spending most of the day eating, a full-grown giraffe consumes over 65 kg of leaves and twigs a day. The male giraffe is both taller and heavier than the female like in most animals. Both sexes have ossicones, on the top of their heads. Female ossicones are smaller and have a small tuft of fur on top, while male ossicones are bald on the top. These knobs are used to protect the head when male’s…show more content…
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