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How would you treat a giraffe with a sore throat? When your neck so long avoiding sore throats must be a priority. Speaking of long necks, do you think giraffes have long tongues as well?
Giraffes do have long tongues, not as long as their neck, but its tongue can be almost 50 cm. A giraffe’s neck can be as long as 180 cm. The giraffe is known for its beautiful long dark black, blue or purple tongue.
But why does a giraffe need such a long tongue? And why is the tongue such a dark colour?
Giraffe loves to eat the leaves of acacia trees but the leaves are protected by sharp thorn. The long tongue is perfect for reaching the highest leaves while avoiding the sharp thorns. The tongue has a thick, tough layer that protects it from the thorns. Giraffes spend up to 12 hours each day eating and perhaps the dark colour offers som protection from the hot and harmful rays from the sun. The dark colour may prevent the tongue from getting sunburnt.