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If I Were The Worlds Tallest Mammal…

I would be the beautiful and poised giraffe.  They’re legs alone are taller than many humans.  They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour.  Their tongues are long as well, reaching 21 inches, which helps them pluck leaves and buds in the tree tops.  They can eat hundreds of pounds of leaves each week.  They actually regurgitate their food and chew it as cud.  They only drink once every several days because they get most of their water from the luscious leaves they consume.
Female giraffes give birth standing up, which makes for a rude welcome for the newborn baby giraffe.  They fall more than 5 feet to the ground during birth.  What a way to be welcomed to the world!  The baby giraffe is able to stand in half an hour after birth and run with their mothers just ten hours after birth.
They are breath taking animals.  Here are some gorgeous photographs and art of this beautiful mammal we call the giraffe.
 

 

 

Panda Bear Love

Oh how I love these beautiful black and white panda bears! They are so adorably cute, but can be just as dangerous as any other bear. Pandas can weigh up to 250 pounds. The beautiful pandas are listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union’s Red List of threatened species. There are about 1,600 left in the wild. More than 300 live in zoos, mostly in China.
The World Wildlife Fund is the primary international conservation organization protecting pandas and their habitat. To make a donation in support of WWF’s global conservation efforts, visit:  http://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions/Panda.aspx
I wanted to share some amazing photographs and artwork of these beautiful animals. I’m sure you’ll agree, that they are one of a kind animals that we really need to protect.