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52,144. Giraffes: they travel in groups up to thirty. (Mammals & Animals & Giraffes) David Attenborough, The Life of Mammals III: Plant Predators
74,830. The giraffe, in their queer, inimitable, vegetative gracefulness ... a family of rare, long-stemmed, speckled gigantic flowers slowly advancing. Isak Dinesen 1885-1962, Danish novelist, Out of Africa 1937
95,847. Giraffe: On its downward journey, the nerve (at this point it is bundled in with the larger vagus nerve) passes within inches of the larynx, which is its final destination. Yet it proceeds down the whole length of the neck before turning round and going all the way back up again ... The creationist, Owen, failed to draw the obvious conclusion. (Evolution & Giraffe & Nerves) Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth p362
107,387. It’s an animal you can’t help but look up to. But what do we really know about giraffes? … ‘Some populations less than four hundred individuals in the wild.’ (Animal & Giraffe) Natural World s35e6: Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants, BBC 2016
107,388. Weighing up to two tons the giraffe is a colossal animal and unlike any other. (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.
107,389. Namibia: it’s giraffe central. (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.
107,390. ‘We’ve seen giraffes roam distances we never thought.’ (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.
107,391. Giraffes were thought to be mute till this year. (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.
107,392. There are just 90,000. Giraffes have already become extinct in at least seven countries. (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.
107,393. Giraffes look different in different places across the continent. (Animal & Giraffe) ibid.