Giraffes have many obvious physical adaptations to help them survive in the African savannas. Read the definitions below, then label the giraffe diagram.
Camouflaged coat - Patches of different sizes and
colors help hide the giraffe in the African savanna. Fringed tail - A fringe at the end of the tail keeps flies and other pests away. Hind legs - The hind legs are shorter than the front legs. Hoofed feet - A tough hoof protects each foot. Short horns - Males have knobbed, hairless horns, females have thinner, tufted horns. Long neck - It is used to reach leaves in tall acacia trees. Long front legs - Unlike many animals, the giraffe's front legs are longer than the hind legs. These long front legs make it easier to reach tall leaves. Long tongue - Helps strip the leaves off trees. Mane - Long, tough hairs that run along the giraffe's neck. Tough lips - Help protect against the spiny thorns in acacia trees.