There’s a lot to read about giraffes, but if you want a true sense of how a giraffe lives and interacts with its community, you have to see it in action. That’s why we’ve curated the following videos of giraffes, both in the wild and in captivity; they provide incredible perspective on this king of the African savannah.
National Geographic Wild
Did you know that male giraffes can grow up to 18 feet tall? Or that giraffe hearts are about 2 feet tall? Learn more in this Giraffe 101 video from Nat Geo Wild:
Growing Up Giraffe
Curious about what transitioning from giraffe adolescent to full-fledged adult is like? Here’s a sneak peek from Animal Planet:
What Do Giraffes Eat?
This educational treat from FreeSchool not only teaches kids about the giraffe’s diet, but about its height, habitat, and more. Here’s a peek:
Giraffes in Africa
On the Serengeti in Tanzania, the giraffe engages its environment very differently than giraffes in a zoo. It is more reliant upon instinct, keen on food sourcing, and forever focused on protection of its young. Watch this mesmerizing creature in action, courtesy of National Geographic:
Breakfast Time at Giraffe Manor
Ever wonder what it would be like to eat breakfast with a giraffe? Follow photographer Robin Moore on a visit to Kenya’s very special Giraffe Manor to find out:
Turning to the question of giraffe conservation, The Atlantic takes a minute in this video to consider the devastating question: What would the world be like without giraffes?