Wild facts

April 26, 2000

Do you know?

Do giraffes have horns? Answer: Yes! Giraffe are born with horns that are covered with skin and hair. As they get older, the horns become bone and are used for protection.

Learn more!

Visit the giraffe herd at The Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Giraffe and a Half" by Shel Silverstein.

1. The markings of a giraffe's coat are unique to each individual. Born with a brown and white coat, the pattern will never change, but the color might fade or get darker.

2. Six feet tall at birth, a giraffe can grow to 17 feet tall.

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