I have so many favorite animals that it is hard for me to decide. One of my favorites now is the giraffe. I was able to feed this on just a few days ago. We were standing on a platform about 4 feet off the ground when she came along. We feed her leaves of romaine lettuce which she grasped with her 16 inch long tongue. All giraffes have a prehensile tongue. Just like a monkey has a prehensile tail that it can use to grasp branches and hold on, she is able to use her tongue to grasp food and pull it into her mouth. She stands about 16 feet tall and her neck is a little more than 6 feet long. She has 7 bones in her neck, just like we do, but the smallest bone is about the height of a medium book. She eats about 100 pounds of vegetation each day and just had a baby about 4 months ago. Her hair on her body is more rough and course that the hair on a horse and she is very muscular. She has a four chambered stomach and is in the same family of animals as the cow. She is an incredible and amazing animal.
What is your favorite animal and why. If you have interacted with one tell us about it.