Eating and Drinking
Giraffes have a unique drinking style and chug a lot of water when they get a chance, or at least when they get thirsty. They look up often between gulps because drinking water is a very dangerous time, and are very cautious so they are on the look out for enemies. At each visit to get water, giraffes slurp up 10 gallons, for they can go many days without drinking. Also, it is because the acacia trees are very moist and contain lots of water. It is difficult for a giraffe to get drink, because it's neck does not reach the ground. They have to bend or spread out their legs, which is an awkward position for them, and is hard to get out of quickly.
Giraffe v.s. Okapi
Giraffes and okapi differ in ways. Giraffes can grow up to 18 feet, and weigh 2,000-3,000 pounds, while okapi can be upto 7 feet, and weigh 440-660 pounds.Giraffes are located in sub-saharan africa, and okapis central africa. A giraffe's predators are lions, leopards, and hyenas, predators of okapis are leopards, serval, and humans. speed of up to 35mph is how fast a giraffe can go, but an okapi can go a bit faster, and can reach speed of 37mph. Female giraffes have horns but okapis do not. A giraffe life span is about 10-20 years, but an okapi is around 20-30 years.