Mrs. Katona's Art Class

Third Grade Artists

Safari Animals

FUN FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFES-

Giraffe are rather bizarre looking animals. Their tongues are dark blue and average around 20 inches in length. Giraffes also have little 5 inch knobs on their heads and (obviously) outrageously long necks. The giraffe neck contains special veins and blood valves to stop the giraffe from blacking out when it takes a drink and can survive without water for weeks at a time. Baby giraffes drop six feet to the ground when born but manage to stand up just five minutes later.

FUN FACTS ABOUT ELEPHANTS:-

Elephants are gentle giants and can grow to be over 14 feet tall and 30 feet wide. They drink 30-50 gallons of water every day and are vegetarians, consuming up to 375 lbs of vegetation every day which can take them up to 16 hours to consume!

FUN FACTS ABOUT ZEBRAS:-

Just like human fingerprints, a zebra’s stripe pattern is unique to the individual. Zebra can run up to 65 miles per hour. They combine this fast running with excellent stamina and zig-zagging motions to try and evade predators that chase them. When they are in a herd the zebra’s distinct stripes merge into a big mass and make it hard for predators to single out individual animals.