Zoo Project

Giraffes and Chimpanzees

Rational Needs


  • Consume: twigs of plants and leaves
  • 140 lbs. required
  • Prehensile tongue and leathery mouth helps gather food
  • Their long neck makes it easier getting water; drink once a day
  • Feeding range: 99 miles
  • Primary consumer

  • Consume: fruit, leaves, nuts, seeds, ants, and termites.
  • No specific amount required (prefer larger amount)
  • Sharp canine teeth
  • Just like humans, they use their hands and feet.
  • Home range: 10,000-20,000 acres
  • They drink water frequently throughout the day due to low water content diet.
  • Secondary consumer

Special Features


  • Tongue and stomach help digest.
  • The stomach has four parts to help digest.
  • The tongue is a dark black blue color to help with digestion and prevent sunburn.
  • They move on all fours.
  • They communicate odd grunts and infra sound(not heard by humans)
  • They only require 2 hrs. of sleep.
  • The calf stays with their mother for up to 2 yrs.
  • They mate with the “ flesh-men sequence”
- The make nudges the females rump, urging her to urine. Then he gets a mouthful of urine; if he likes it he follows her until she gives in.


  • Like humans, their digestive system helps them break down their food for energy and nutrients.
  • They move by walking upright, swinging from vine to vine, or knuckle walking mostly.
- All fours.
  • They have a strong defense level for their own protection.
  • Communication: facial gestures, loud sounds, sign language.
  • During mating the female stays quiet to protect her future young and she’ll often have sex with more then one male. This way the others can’t determine the father.
  • The mother takes full responsibility.



  • The giraffes temperature range can start at 65°F
  • Humidity level: 65%
  • Their habitat tends to be arid and cleared land.
  • They share their habitat with elephants, lions, and others


  • They use their hands and feet to help them and trees to hide.
  • Temperature range: 65°F-86°F
  • Humidity level: 30-70%
  • Live and hunt in the trees
  • They share this habitat with other apes, insects, birds, plants.