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Label the Giraffe Adaptations Diagram
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Giraffes have many obvious physical adaptations to help them survive in the African savannas. Read the definitions below, then label the giraffe diagram.
giraffe to label
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.

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