Anyways, one of the many badge requirements was to research and write up a short report on any subject. I decided to repost his report on our family blog because it is such a cute representation of him at age nine: Bright, engaging, full of all kinds of
Here are some amazing facts about my favorite animal, giraffes.
First, giraffes don't sleep much. You're probably thinking, "oh my gosh giraffes are gonna get sick after staying up till midnight," but they do that because of those mean lions and tigers out in the savanna. As you can see, if they sleep, the tigers are gonna sneak up on them and eat them so some giraffes died because of that. The ones that stayed up till 4 o'clock in the morning survived.* In fact, they still do that at the zoo even though they're safe and far away from the lions and tigers, I hope. This is no excuse to as your parents to stay up and watch TV!
Second, a giraffe's neck is up to 6 feet, 7 inches. THAT IS NOT FAIR! Why can't mother nature create us like that! Long necks, oh yeah! I could get my cereal from the top of the fridge because of that instead of climbing up and getting it. We'd have to make our doors extra tall for our heads to fit in, too. Alright, let's stop talking about that and talk about why giraffes have long necks. That's because they love to eat leaves and where do they come from ? Trees, of course. So they have long necks to reach up and eat the leaves. You probably knew that. It's not like Mother Nature would put our food in the trees to reach.
Third, giraffe's skin is brownish-orangish and white. I like my skin how it is so there's no point in changing it. Their skin is that color because when they're born, they start off white. Then they start changing color to brownish-organish and white. I really don't want to say that a million times. I'm gonna say white instead! And for some reason they're white. I like their color. Do you think they could blend in with nature?
Fourth, many giraffes live in Africa. That's pretty obvious. Above, I said lions and tigers and savanna so you can see they live in Africa. I heard in Africa they have mosquito nets around their beds so they don't get bitten by mosquitos. But that has nothing to do with giraffes.
Fifth, baby giraffes are called calfs. I love baby giraffes. They're so cute. I love them. I kinda talked about them above. Read on.
And finally, giraffes are common hunter targets. I don't like hunters. Why do they have to kill giraffes? Why can't they get lions and tigers instead of giraffes? They use the body as meat, tail hair as fly swatters, and hair for necklaces and bracelets. Why can't thy go to the store and buy them? LOL
I hope you enjoyed this helpful, and crazy report on giraffes :) :) :)
*We talked about natural selection on our last trip to the zoo. I guess he kind-of got it?