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I couldn't resist taking this photo he was posing so nicely as if to say "here I am, take you best shot"
This particular giraffe is about 19' tall and weighs almost 1ton.
Some facts he has only 7 vertebrae in his long neck- the same as humans. Each adult giraffe vertebrae is about 11 inches long. Special valves in the neck arteries help control the blood flow and heart pressure when the animal raises and lowers is head. This blood control prevents the animal from passing out by maintaining a somewhat constant amount of blood to the brain.
Just thought you'd like to know.

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