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Giraffes don't just look silly with their long, gangly necks -- they actually are silly! Check out these 20 adorably hilarious pictures of giraffes just being their goofy selves, and brush up on your giraffe knowledge while you're at it!

Is That Wall Tasty?
Is That Wall Tasty?

It's generally assumed that the front part of the giraffe tongue has such dark colouration in order to protect it from frequent sun exposure while eating and to prevent it from getting sunburned.

Special Little Snowflakes
Special Little Snowflakes

Like a snowflake or human thumbprint, every giraffe has a different spot pattern

A Nice Little Booty Cuddle Session
A Nice Little Booty Cuddle Session

Most giraffes rest while standing up, but every once in a while they can be found sleeping with their head resting back on their butts. This form of sleep usually only lasts for very short periods of no more than five minutes because it's an extremely exposed and vulnerable position for them to be in. Researchers in zoos have found that giraffes go into REM sleep when in this position


 

Towering Over All Of Us
Towering Over All Of Us

Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world. Even newborn giraffes are taller than most humans.

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Baby Giraffe Is Not Impressed With NASA
Baby Giraffe Is Not Impressed With NASA

When a giraffe lowers its head to get a drink, there's a change in blood pressure. To protect their brains from this change, certain valves manage the flow of blood, constricting to stop the back-flow when their heads get too low. NASA has done research on the blood vessels in giraffe legs hoping to apply it to human space suits

 

When Mr. Giraffe Loves A Good Brunch
When Mr. Giraffe Loves A Good Brunch

Giraffes spend most of the day eating and often select leaves and buds on trees and shrubs. Flowers and fruits are also eaten when in season

 

A Very Photogenic Giraffe
A Very Photogenic Giraffe

And is that a very photogenic zebra we spot, too? This picture definitely needs to be framed! 

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This Guy Is Never Allowed To Name Anything Ever Again
This Guy Is Never Allowed To Name Anything Ever Again

From Imgur user GarrettMoreland"One year ago I got to play with a baby giraffe and they let me name him. Meet Winston Penningbottom III Duke of Leafshire."

 

A Very Furry Selfie
A Very Furry Selfie

It's believed that giraffes in the wild can live up to 25 years. 

This Is My Enclosure, Mr. Bird! Shoo!
This Is My Enclosure, Mr. Bird! Shoo!

A baby giraffe is called a calf

No Personal Boundaries
No Personal Boundaries

From Imgur user YourLocalImgurZookeeper: "I'm a giraffe keeper and Tebogo is the giraffe equivalent of a garbage disposal, stealing non-edible objects and crunching them up and eating them. He is the biggest character of our 11 giraffes. He is not one for personal space, especially when he spots one of his keepers. Come visit Tebogo and the 10 other giraffes at the Dallas Zoo."

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Fuzzy Lips
Fuzzy Lips

A giraffe's large, fuzzy upper lip is able to grab onto things, which gives their mouths a lot of dexterity when combined with their long tongues. The insides of their mouths are completely covered with a hard finger-like material to protect it from thorny plants

 

Are We Intruding On An Intimate Moment?
Are We Intruding On An Intimate Moment?

We'd like to open a kissing booth for this pretty lady! A giraffe heart weighs about 11 kg and is the biggest of any land mammal. There's plenty of loving to go around with a heart that big! 

 

 

Put That Thing Back In Your Mouth, Sir!
Put That Thing Back In Your Mouth, Sir!

The giraffe's tongue can be up to 50 cm long!

Bless you!
Bless you!

He's either sneezing or those birds just told him the funniest joke ever. 

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Running Away From The Circus
Running Away From The Circus

From Imgur user ziofrank"A giraffe escaped from a circus in Imola, Italy." 

Mom, Stop! You're Embarrassing Me!
Mom, Stop! You're Embarrassing Me!

From Imgur user melouue"A giraffe named Misha kissing her newborn baby calf." 

 

Giraffe Photobomb
Giraffe Photobomb

They may have longer necks than everybody else, but they're still too short to reach the ground. Because of their proportionally short necks, they must awkwardly spread their front legs or kneel to reach the ground when they want a drink of water

Nessie, Is That You?
Nessie, Is That You?

Giraffes get most of their water from the plants they eat and can go days without drinking from a pond or stream. If water is readily available though they will drink daily with splayed legs so that their long necks can reach the water.

No, Mr. Giraffe, I Do Not Want To Neck With You
No, Mr. Giraffe, I Do Not Want To Neck With You

Every once in a while male giraffes will take part in a ritualized style of fighting called 'necking' that helps them establish dominance. They swing their long necks to deliver powerful head-butts to one another and their reinforced skulls typically absorb most of the impact. Occasionally one of the giraffes will be knocked unconscious

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