By Joan Hewett
Hobbs is a giraffe calf. he's becoming up in a wild animal park along with his mom. whilst he used to be born, he was once 6 toes tall! He beverages his mother’s milk and slowly grows up till he can run, play, and devour with the remainder of his giraffe herd.
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Extra resources for A Giraffe Calf Grows Up (Baby Animals)
Scientists think that the giraffe is descended from long-necked hooved animals that lived millions of years ago. Giraffes, like humans, have 7 neck bones. But a giraffe’s neck is about 6 feet long. Its neck bones are big and heavy. The giraffe has strong neck muscles to support its neck bones. The giraffe’s extra large heart pumps blood all the way up to its head. Giraffes live in Africa. The plains of central and eastern Africa are dotted with acacia trees. Acacia leaves are the giraffe’s favorite food.
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The animals are not free. But they do have a secure and comfortable home. 31 INDEX barn, 12–13 For our grandsons, Orson Ridgely, Jesse Angelo, and Nathan Morris drinking milk, 5, 6, 15, 24 drinking water, 22–23 eating, 14, 18–20, 24–25 Text copyright © 2004 by Joan Hewett Photographs copyright © 2004 by Richard R. Hewett All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for brief quotations in an acknowledged review. A. com mother, 3, 5, 12, 17, 21 zookeepers, 12, 21, 28 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hewett, Joan.